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: