Welcome to this week's Write post. This is Amy Sorensen, and I have to tell you something: This month, I've been working on making a spreadsheet that has information about every single layout I've ever made.
I know, that sounds insane, right? But I wanted a quick and simple way I could know exactly what I've scrapbooked, at a glance, and a spreadsheet worked the best. And while it might sound like a huge project, what it's really been is fun. It's given me the chance to revisit so many memories I would've forgotten without scrapbooking, as well as so many layouts. Lots and lots of layouts over nearly two decades of scrapbooking!
I've also learned something important (actually, quite a few important things, so this is just one): I almost never scrapbook about myself. I mean, sure. I make sure to get photos of me with my kids and put them on their layouts. But for every forty or so layouts I make for my kids, I make one for myself.
So, my challenge to you is a simple one, and it's the one I've challenged myself to do more often as well: make a layout about yourself. Write some journaling that focuses on who you are right now, and then create something fun with it. Here's mine:
In the journaling, I wrote some things about myself right now. What I'm loving, what I'm worrying about, what I'm reading. None of the details are life changing. But it made me so happy to get them down. So happy that I am going to ignore the one word I misspelled and the usage error I made!
The photo was a selfie I took on the first day of fall, because I always wear orange on that day and I wanted to document it. It's a little goofy but if you look close it has a lot of right-now details.
I purposefully used products that I adore. Some of them are new-ish, some are pretty old, and the stamp is fairly ancient. I don't care because it felt like the products I picked were also saying something about who I am right now. (Specifically, I love & adore & can't get enough of orange and grey.) I just had fun digging through my grey and orange drawers.
If you accept the challenge, will you leave me a link in the comments? I promise I'll look at and comment on every single one. Because our kids aren't the only ones who deserve a scrapbook. We do too! We're important too!