Thanks for all of the comments on my last post about being a big time nerd.... sounds like I'm not alone. :) Today I wanted to wrap up my Me Series with you all. If you've been following along you know that I started this series in January of 2014. (If you have no idea what I'm talking about then get out of here, you're not welcome. Just kidding. You can click this link and read if you are so inclined.)
So the goal was to make a page focused on myself each month.. how I was feeling on that very moment... random stuff about me. Little month to month time capsules I guess. I wanted to get myself in the albums and I wanted my story in there too... even if it was just little snippets. All 12 months of 2014 are accounted for, and I'm proud of that.
2014 was one of the most challenging years of my life. I struggled big time with depression, a huge move, kids changing schools, waiting for our house to sell, a horrific rental house, family drama, a roller derby injury, losing relatives & a friend,.. the list goes on. But no matter how down in the dumps I felt, or how much I really just wanted to pack it in and call it a day, I scrapped. I scrapped it all... the good the bad and the ugly... ok, not that much ugly (they make filters for that)... but if you take a look back at my past year of Project Life and Me Series pages you will see it's all in there.. not just the happy, warm and fuzzy stuff... but all of the other life stuff too.
I think that's important... to include the full picture. One of the reasons I love scrapping so much is that it can be really healing. Documenting my story along with my families made me focus on what was happening, examine how I could make it better, think about what needed to happen, and also, it allowed me to take notice the good stuff. That was hard for me with the depression cloud looming.. but scrapping helped. I acknowledged the crappy stuff (because ignoring it makes it seem even worse) and allowed myself to feel good about the good.
Can you tell I am in therapy? Haha. Just kidding. I mean, I am in therapy... but you can't really tell by this post so far.. I sound like a ramble-y lunatic. (my bio should say: Nerdy, ramble-y lunatic who is also depressed.. who doesn't know what to write about on her blog right now so she's probably just typing whatever comes out and hitting "publish." Also, she's not sure about grammar, or, commas... and uses ........ too often along with epic run on sentences. Enjoy.) ;) What I'm trying to say, is if you like to scrapbook, do it. Don't be afraid to include bits about yourself. Include bits about all facets of life, even if you're not feeling your best or doing your best. Just go for it. Good, bad, ugly (filters, people.. everyone looks better in Walden.) Now on to my Me Series pages:
(if you want to see them up closer you can click these links: If not, then why are you even here?? kidding! // JAN// FEB // MARCH // APRIL // MAY // JUNE // JULY&AUG // SEPT&OCT//)
And here's a better look at December, since I haven't shown that one before:
love the post and especially love the December layout.....you should update your blog picture with that gorgeous December picture and your pink hair!!!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Joanne. Yes! I do need to update my blog photo. Hmmm gotta figure that out.Delete
One of the reasons I love your blog (and what initially got me stopping by) was your "me series" pages. I love the idea and I think it is an awesome way to document you! Do you plan to do the same in 2015? I am considering it...just taking a selfie on the last day of the month and documenting me for that month. See how inspiring you are? :) A great series! Thanks for sharing! (P.S. Sorry if this double posted, my phone was being quirky.)ReplyDelete
Thank you. I'm so happy to hear you're going to give it a go. Yes, I will be doing this for 2015. I love that there is information about me in these current albums.Delete
You are such an inspiration and such a delight - that is what your bio should say!! It should also include that you are someone that others can know that what they see is whet they get!!! Truth and loyalty to self are such a key thing here in your Me series!!! I totally enjoy you and my hat is off to you for completing the series in 2014!!! Big accomplishment considering all you have been through!!!ReplyDelete
That means a lot. Thanks so much!Delete
ha, love your honesty and bluntness... I think , or I hope, we all ramble sometimes. I love that you are embracing and sharing the good and the bad, this is what makes us beautifully unique!ReplyDelete
I totally agree!Delete