Scrapbooking Yourself as an Individual, Homemaker, Worker and MoreWritten by Fion Lim
From age 25 onwards, our grand adventure has just unfolded as we embrace adulthood.
Here's where you experienced first-hand lessons of life and be prodded along to grow up in face of challenges.
By scrapbooking about yourself as an adult, you'll have scrapbook pages reminding you on how far you've come and important aspects of your life.
Not only will your scrapbooks offer clarifying thoughts on where your goals are, you'll also become more certain of yourself as an individual.
Then as you flip through these scrapbooks about you, you'll fondly recall once again journey you've traveled. And these scrapbooks could well offer invaluable insights and lessons to be learned by your grandchildren. "Wow, Granny Thelma led such a colorful life and she's one gutsy woman!"
For firm ideas on how to scrapbook about yourself, continue reading on various themes you can put your fingers on.
"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired, and success achieved." - Helen Keller
Scrapbooking about your character is a delightful theme to work on as you wrap yourself up in project. Here's where you don on your thinking cap and investigate into depths of your own character.
The knowledge that there'll never be anyone exactly like you will give you added oomph to scrapbook about yourself.
Dwell on positive traits you see in yourself. These pages could well serve as lessons for your future generations, as important traits they could model after you. Are courage, enthusiasm, personal growth, fun-loving, determination among your best traits? What other positive qualities you carry within you? List down all your best qualities. Put down all your outstanding traits on a single or double-spread scrapbook page. Alternatively, you can go in-depth and dedicate a page to each of your best qualities,highlighting occasions or events when you've exhibited particular quality. What qualities do you admire most in others? Scrapbook about these traits as well. Pull in a photo or two of people who consistently show traits you admire. What traits do you believe will make a great character? Scrapbook about values and principles that you've adopted and believe will guide you and your future generations in their lives. What are your priorities in life and how do your priorities affect you as a person?
"The most important work you and I will ever do will be within wall of our own homes." - Harold B. Lee
This theme will open up your eyes to importance of having a capable homemaker to ensue an orderly and well-run household.
If you are a homemaker, you need to see for yourself value in what you're doing on scrapbook pages. Remember, you're a marvel for pouring love and efforts into transforming a house into a home that radiates security, warmth and comfort to all those who's living in there. What do you do to keep your house in such a well-maintained condition? Scrapbook about ways and methods you poured yourself into making your house a success. How do you manage to cleverly schedule your daily routine in such a smooth manner, even when it's peppered with hundred and one errands to run? Describe your daily crazy schedule in fine details, flavored with meal preparations, household chores, family activities, and peppered with occasional hiccups here and there. What books, websites or perhaps mentors who have given you inspirations and ideas on maintaining a well-run home?How about scrapbooking about ideal home you'll like to create? What about your latest home-decorating project?Remember home parties you so lovingly and painstakingly put together for your kids on top of being a wonderful homemaker? Put these down too.
"Work is meat of life, pleasure dessert." - Bertie Charles Forbes
A part of your self-confidence as a person stems from how well you're doing in your job. For some of you, your work may well form a very fulfilling part of your life.
When this happens, what do you do? You scrapbook about your work!What aspects of your job do you find most challenging? What do you appreciate about your current job? Your likes and dislikes of your job duties. Your choice of a job also speaks of your talents and interests, so go into fine details of your current job. Empower yourself by scrapbooking about important projects or long-term goals you have for your work. Did you hold different jobs through years? Scrapbook on job duties you've handled at each job. List down your wages and benefit packages. What do you like best about each job? What have you learned at each job? Scrapbook about employers, colleagues or people who influenced way you worked. Did someone teach you something valuable about work excellence or how to become a more efficient worker?
Scrapbooking Yourself as a Girl, Youth and Your College DaysWritten by Fion Lim
Now that you grasp importance of scrapbooking yourself and see how it can add value to your life, you've decided to go ahead and do it.
The next question would be, "What's there to scrapbook about me? I don't have a fabulous or most interesting life like Rosanne. I didn't live my life as a grand adventure like Judy."
If you really didn't, then by all means scrapbook your life as one big adventure.
It's a matter of looking for interesting angles under all trapped layers of self-inhibiting thoughts.
There's in fact too many themes you can scrapbook about yourself to cover in one short article like this.
So for starters, here's some tips and prompts as you scrapbook about your long ago memories as a sweet, young girl or a quiet, bookish and most serious student.
Let's go right into it!
Days as a Little Girl
"There is a garden in every childhood, an enchanted place where colors are brighter, air softer, and morning more fragrant than ever again."
- Elizabeth Lawrence
You may have vivid recollections of your days as a young girl. Or you may just have leftover bits and pieces of vague memories of those days.
Nevertheless, it's an important part of your growing up phase and it's foundation you built upon as you grew into adult you are today.
So spend an afternoon or a day recalling your most lingering memories of that bygone era...What's your most memorable experience as a girl?Who were your role modes, heroes, mentors or favorite persons? Why?What were your dreams then? Did any of your dreams come true for you? What's best advice or words of wisdom someone gifted to you?What were you most proud of? Was it because of a person, thing or event?What's your favorite memories of yourself as a girl? What's your outstanding traits that others remember you for?Did you overcome any troubling or awkward habits? How did you get rid of them? How about embarrassing then but funny now moments?Did you wish that you could transform into an adult overnight? What made you want to turn into an adult so quickly?What's your favorite or best subjects at school? Did your interest make you excel in that particular subject? What's your hobbies? How far did you go with your hobby? Did you carry on with them into adulthood? What’s fads of your time? What's your type of music, movies, books, etc? Did you save really hard for something that you truly wanted then? Did you finally manage to get what you wanted?Were you a vivacious leader or were you contented being a loyal follower? Was being in a group or team extremely important to you? Why? Did you ever experience puppy love? What happened to this love? What's your views on topic of love then?How's your parents' marriage? How did their relationship color way you handle your own relationships now?
Beauty of Youth and College Days
"Youth is not a time of life; it is a state of mind; it is not a matter of rosy cheeks, red lips and supple knees; it is a matter of will, quality of imagination, vigor of emotions; it is freshness of deep springs of life."
- Samuel Ullman