I love taking pictures (although prefer not to be IN them) because I love being able to relive memories, and share those memories with others. I’ve always loved the idea of scrapbooking because it allows you to really capture the memories that are the most important to you, and shove it all into one place. And unlike a plain photo album, you can really get creative and more descriptive.
I scrapbooked some in high school, and meant to continue throughout college, but life got in the way. Now that I’m out in Oregon and just worrying about one job and nothing else, I have more free time to do things that I enjoy (like scrapbooking!). So I’ve started scrapbooking again, and have run into a little dilemma as I try to catch up on scrapbooking the past 6 years of my life. Many of my pictures and memories of the past involve people that are no longer in my life. Friendships and relationships come and go, but that doesn’t change the fact that those memories are still there, and I still want to remember them, regardless of my standing with the people they were with. However, I feel awkward when I’m sorting through pictures of ex-boyfriends or friends that I have had a falling out with, and debate with myself whether I want to put them into my scrapbook or not. Is this a normal reaction?
Fellow scrapbookers…. If you’ve ever been as far behind on scrapbooking as I am now, have you had the same problem? Did you skip over preserving those memories, or did you scrapbook them anyway?