A year ago, I decided that I was the most under represented person in my scrapbooks. Sure I created the pages and wrote down the memories and took the pictures, so I guess there was a lot of my personality in there. But there was not me. Rarely, am I in the pictures and before a year ago, I never scrapbooked myself.
It was October 8th, 2012 when I decided it was time I documented SOMETHING of myself. To keep it simple, I wrote down 8 things I was feeling or experiencing at one moment during the day. I figured, 8 things on the 8th would be easy enough. I wasn't going to try to have a big story or anything for the 8 things. Just 8 pieces of the real me, good or bad, and I would scrapbook these. I hoped that I would do it every month and so far, so good. That first page I did scrapbook that day. Since then, I may or may not have been a little slow with the scrapbooking part, but I always take the time to stop at some point during the day and write out my 8 things.
It has been so much fun to do this, and probably a little therapeutic. There have been some pretty bad days and some amazingly happy ones. I have all these pages in one album and not mixed in with everything else. These are about me.
Here is my last year...
A year of pages. A year of me. I enjoy looking back on these and remembering these days. I am so glad I am doing this. The hardest part, besides keeping up with it, is the selfies. Not my favorite kind of pictures, to be completely honest. I have talked my hubby or oldest daughter to help me out with the pictures a couple of times.
Tomorrow I will record me again and then I am going to post that page on the 9th. See, I am throwing it out there to you to keep myself accountable. Plus a year into this, I have turning it into a challenge for others to do with me. No one should be missing from their scrapbooks! I hope you will try to scrapbook yourself as well. ~Corrie