Much like my promise to myself to show up in this space each day, I promised myself I'd make a layout each month as the new Story Kit is released by Ali Edwards. I wanted to just make something, not to wait until the physical kit and stamp set arrives, and not depending on embellishments to make something new - just to tell a story. Today though, today was rough, and long, and well, I came home and wanted a hot bath, not to sit and figure out a layout. I was ready to give myself grace from my promise to myself, to not do a layout that matters only to me, but that's when the simple story of our weekend drive, of the moments in the car when I gather myself between music and photos, and I knew that the only way out of a bad day is through, and the only way through is by beginning again. So after work and a frazzled trip to Target to pick up more meds for Andrew, I came home, printed a photo on plain ol' cardstock because it's what I have, cut out the digital stamp on the same, and wrote a few lines of how I gather my thoughts when my heart is exhausted.