Pump Up Your Life with Scrapbook Pages of Certainty
If you can voice enthusiastically that scrapbooking is your
passion, could you say the same thing about how you feel towards
Yes, can you tell others without turning all red in the face
that you are passionate about yourself and about who you are?
Are you thinking what a Weird remark to make to others? Could
anyone ever be passionate about themselves?
But why not?
Do you really want to wait a lifetime for that someone to tell
you that they're passionate about you, while you can't say the
same thing about yourself?
As scrapbookers, you might deliberately or unknowingly be
consumed with the business of scrapbooking your kids' or your
loved ones' lives. And all these time neglecting to do pages on
Has too much time lapsed since you last sat down and
scrapbooked about you?
Do you find yourself brushing the task away with a mere, "Nay,
what's there to scrapbook about me? It's more interesting to
scrapbook about others."
Do you really think so? Perhaps just think again.
Through scrapbooking about yourself, you aren't depriving
others of the chance to be in the scrapbooks. You are in truth
missing out chances to validate yourself as a person. You are not
giving yourself the opportunity to give voice to your thoughts
and memories. You are also leaving the chance to build up
scrapbook pages of certainty on the table.
Did I hear you asking curiously, "What's scrapbook pages of
Well, for those of us who do spend time to scrapbook about
ourselves, we'll feel a blissful sense of comfort. We become
clearer on we've learned on hindsight. We start to own clarifying
thoughts on our goals ahead. And we experience a growing
certainty of who we are as a person, woman, worker, mother,
nurturer, homemaker and other hats that we don on.
You can do the same for yourself too.
I urge you to not procrastinate on this important aspect of
taking care of yourself. Instead, put others aside once in a
while, and feed your inner desire for self-awareness and
self-growth with scrapbook pages of certainty.
Scrapbooking comes in many formats. You can choose to focus
entirely on the photos with very limited words thrown in. Or you
can be an advocate for strong and meaningful journaling.
Whatever it is, when it comes to scrapbooking about you, I'll
like to say that heartfelt journaling is crucial.
Because by giving substance in the form of words to your
thoughts, feelings and recollections about yourself, you are in a
way reaffirming your sense of being. You're telling the universe,
"Hey, this is who I am!"
Occasionally, on my scrapbook pages, you'll see mainly
journaling without a stitch of photo. And yet, some of these
pages are among my most effective pages.
So don't be afraid to give strength to your words and let them
pour forth and land themselves naturally onto your scrapbook
Sometimes, certain themes might bog you down longer than
others. Don't give up. The harder it is to scrapbook on a theme
about yourself, the bigger will be the affirmation or
breakthrough that you might experience.
Do yourself a favor.
Focus on scrapbooking all about yourself on some days. You'll
be elated to uncover a growing sense of certainty of who you are,
as you go about scrapbooking the scattered pieces of yourself and
"There is only one person who can write the story of your
life, with all its foibles, follies, treasures and tears. That
person is you." - Kathleen Adams
Need some inspirations or ideas that can spark up your session
on scrapping about yourself? Look out for my "Scrapbooking
Yourself as a Girl, Youth and Your College Days" and
"Scrapbooking Yourself as a Mother, Homemaker, Worker and
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