Monday, June 22, 2009

Documenting Your Life and Getting Started

Last month I attended a 5 day event called CKU (Creating Keepsakes University) in Nashville, Tennessee. Let me be the first to tell you, if you have never been before, it was very intense and very inspirational all together.

The unofficial theme of the event seemed to be about “documenting” our own lives. As scrapbookers we document our lives but through other people. We tell stories in our scrapbooks about kids and family, or in my case, my boyfriend, friends and their kids. We are just starting to realize that we need to tell our own story. We need to document important things about us that make us special - maybe even things that people don’t know about us.

Just imagine, reading your great grandmother’s scrapbook about her in her early 20s. (Even before your parents were in their lives) I’m sure you’d like to know what kind of person she was and what mattered to her at that time. How amazing would that book be if it existed? So let’s get started!

It’s all about connecting the past, present, and future together. So let’s document it!

If you’re not sure where to get started, here are some page ideas:
  • Your favorite foods
  • Your most embarrassing moments
  • The most outrageous things you’ve done
  • Your secret indulgences (ooooh)
  • Your must-haves
  • Your favorite pastimes
  • Things that annoy you
  • Things that make you laugh out loud
  • The places you have traveled
  • The places you have lived
Just make a page. Make it simple. Get it documented.

Please share and email what you’ve done. Just snap a photo and send or post a comment with other ideas or fun things you’ve done.

Happy scrapping!