Welcome to November and new theme! This month, as you know, our theme is Look Around. I am thrilled to explore this theme in my pages this month as it seems endless. Today we are going to make a layout based upon something we see, or rather something we feel or think.
This morning as I took the dog for a walk, the air was crisp and cool. I found myself thinking how glad I to have a dog to walk, as it gets me out of the house, and into the fresh air that I love so much but avoid so often. Then I began thinking about how much I love crisp air. How it wakes me. How it provides such a clean start to my day. How it send filled with possibility. I thought about how crisp air reminds me of being in school and walking to school for so many many years. It makes me hungry for apples. And makes my love of denim and sweaters seem so perfect.
All that from a walk around the block. I snapped a photo to use to pretty up my page (because everyone loves a good picture book!) and now I can make my layout.
I'm pretty certain that if I had taken the picture, then found it next week, or next month, on my computer, and decided to include it on a layout, I might have written,
Today the sky was very blue and the air was crisp and filled with the hope of autumn. I love Ohio in fall.
Which is all true, but all very blah blah blah. And not why I took the photo. Sometimes if I let a photo sit too long, I don't remember the purpose behind taking it. And then my journaling becomes overwrought or filled with inauthentic platitudes that don't truly express my feelings. Which brings me to my challenge to you today. If you have a story to tell: write it down. Even if you don't make a page right away, write it down, add a date, and put it somewhere accessible. Then when you have moment to scrapbook, you will have something real to say.
Happy Monday. and in the words of Amy, happy writing!