Hello, again! I hope you are as excited about this week as I am - it's a chance for me to spend more time with grown-ups. Don't get me wrong, I love being a mom. But sometimes, it's nice to be known as Kelly!
I've met some really dynamic people lately - the kind who draw others to them with some mysterious force. The type of people who you want to be around, because they seem to live a charmed life of fun and adventure and witty conversation. The more I think about these people, the more I realize I want to be like them because they are comfortable with themselves. They know who they are, and they aren't worried to let others see. I want to be more like this, don't you? Then let's get started thinking about who WE are. And along the way, let's make some great looking layouts.
The easiest way to begin this is by making an inventory, or a list of things that define you. What do you like to do? What are your quirks? What wouldn't others guess about you? I love lists, quizzes, and all things like that. I make lists every day. So it's natural that a few years ago I gathered some random photos that I found in my box of photos and started a little book about me with a list of my loves:
The repetition of the starter, "I love..." made this list easy. I started at the top of a small sheet of paper, and ended when I got to the bottom. I didn't write my list in any particular order, and I chose random items that came to mind. I could have added to my list, but this was sufficient enough to give my reader a glimpse into my life. Here's the front of the album:
How about some more layouts from WCS friends who know who they are:
How about this one from Francine?
Francine is proud to say that she loves math, no apologies. I wish I loved math a bit more than I do! This layout has some great symmetry, and some beautiful elements. Those flowers are great "additions" don't you think?
Christa also sent me a fabulous layout about herself:
Another easy way to showcase your personality is by sharing an experience that gives a glimpse into your psyche. Let your audience play armchair psychologist. What can we find out about Celeste from this:
I'm glad she was brave enough to take this awesome self-portrait! Take a cue from this and design a layout about something that has scared you, or challenged you, or taken you by surprise. What can you learn from these experiences, and how can you share it with others?
Here's one more great layout from Francine, about one of her passions:
Your challenge for today is to think about YOU. What makes you who you are? Have you included this in your scrapbooks? I know that it sometimes seems silly, but these personality-based layouts can be therapeutic. You will realize that you are happy being yourself. And then you will discover how dynamite you are. I promise.
Click back here tomorrow to find out who Haley is and why she wrote this: