A big thank you to Carrie at Michigan Scrapbooker Magazine!
On the personal end, I've been delving into how my scrapbooking hobby has helped me to become more goal oriented and how I'm learning to deal with obstacles in my way. I feel very accomplished when I get to cross goals off my HUGE To-Do List! I'm a member of the online coaching group with Lain Ehmann. She is going to be starting a program that will help me through the process of facing fears & obstacles when it comes to personal & scrapbooking goals. The "Power of an Hour" chat that I attended with Lain got me super motivated to get started on my California vacation album. I actually went to a crop and finished 48 layouts! I was so proud of myself that I thought about the goal, visualized how to get it done, took the steps to make the process easier and got the project started! I still have a long way to go, but I took the step forward that I needed! HUGE hugs to Lain for kicking me in the butt!
When it comes to scrapbooking all of my memories, I have to realize that it's all about perspective. As a scrapbooker, it's my responsibility to tell the story as detailed and accurate as I can. The whole point of looking at a scrapbook page is to relive the captured moment. My photos are the most important aspect of my scrapbooking, along with the journaling. But, the photos tell the true story. It's my eye, my vision and my perspective that will tell the tale. My journaling comes second and fills in the gaps. It's my ultimate goal to have pages that show who I am and how I've lived this crazy life of mine!