As a devoted scrapper, you probably gain satisfaction from scrapbooking about others.
Oftentimes, you are one glaring missing light in your scrapbook albums. Simply because you're so caught up with hiding behind camera and being a fixated shutterbug. Either that or you're tied up scrapbooking about others that you missed out on scrapbooking about yourself.
Somehow, it's happening too frequently.
Ever thought about why you should take a step back and start scrapbooking about yourself? Ever wonder how scrapbooking about "you" could bring out shine in you?
Come on, you are special, there's no way to deny it. Rare like a diamond. Just probably covered up in layers and needed some polishing to bring out natural shine. And scrapbooking is a powerful method to reveal rareness in you.
There's so many glowing benefits to creating scrapbooks all about you:
1) Leaving Behind an Everlasting Legacy
For people who will never get chance of meeting and knowing you, your scrapbooks about yourself will leave behind memories of you as a person. It's a mean of letting them discover and know about you.
I once read of a mother who was seized with terminal stage of cancer. In her final days, instead of resting, she struggled to put together scrapbook albums of herself. Why? Just so that her two very young toddlers will get to know about mommy whom they'll never see in person again. The scrapbooks will be constant reminders to kids of their mommy's love for them and her thoughts about them.
It's a heart-wrenching story, but it's a wake up call that you don't have an eternity. You have to take steps now to make time to leave behind a part of who you are. Like they said, "You'll never know"...
2) Showing World of You as an Individual
Yes, besides being known as scrapbooker who so lovingly and tenderly put together family scrapbooks, your children and present or future grandchildren would want to know how you look like. They'll wonder "How did Granny Kate look like when she's a baby? And what did she look like when she's a young woman?"
You're likely to have same curiosity of your ancestors too. So do showcase your changing faces or appearances throughout years or decades. Come out from behind your camera, and ask or plead with someone else to take over role of photographer.
You are important and you need to be in those pages.
3) Revealing Real You
By scrapbooking, you'll immortalize a part of yourself in a permanent way. And through reading your journaling, others will get to know you in an intimate sort of way. You are granting them permission to be privy to your inner world of thoughts, which are usually hidden by superficialities of your daily life. Your journaling will reveal authentic side of you that many may not have privilege to know of otherwise.