Scrapbooking through the hard times – I’m not sure if you have thought about it or not… I used it for therapy when I really needed it the most, and as I look back – it really helped me when nobody else could or “would” shall we say! In the last 4 months – I have lost 3 very special people in my life – my cousin who was just younger than I am (by 3 months), my namesake (she was 100 years old), and my father in law (recently and unexpected)! Unexpected deaths – it makes you think twice about life, and yet sometimes it helps you see the forest through the trees and exactly what is more important in life!
I learned this time – how to be a support system to someone – who simply didn’t know what to do or how to feel for the moment! I discovered it’s not always about you, but instead what you can do to simply change things…be there…help! I really found out what it is like to look at someone and judge them based on who they are, not what others’ say about them or experienced! I learned for the first time in a long time, to simply let go!
Not everything is going to go smooth in life….. I know one thing, I’m glad I had this to help me through my journey!!! Here are some tips to get you started in your own journey in scrapbooking through the hard times:
- Look for questions you want to tackle, and start to write them down! Grab a notebook so you can keep track of things you want to journal!
- Not every project needs to have a bunch of pictures, sometimes you can use more generic pictures that you can add journaling to the pages along with it!
- Mini albums are wonderful to create – using fewer supplies and embellishments, less photos and more journaling to write things out more… A picture says a thousand words or so they say – let your pictures start to tell the story!
- Hidden journaling, tags, accordions – can make wonderful places to put journaling you don’t want the world to see!
- Do a Project Life album – being able to keep track of the little things during the journey along the way!
Life is about the ups and the downs – the good and the bad! Working on my ancestry, I think simply about what I would want to know about them – and try to ask those type of questions! Simply document the ride – you will truly be glad you did!