Scraps of Memories

I love to talk about scrapbooking and share ideas with others. I love creating scrapbooks and I especially love to look at them.

However I find myself through the years having a rollercoaster ride of experiences when it comes to scrapbooking. When I am up, I am on the ball and keeping everything current. When I am down, the pictures begin piling up and the details of the events within those pictures begin to fade away.

The past few months I have been down and watching the memories created begin to pile up. While I have every intention on starting new projects it just doesn’t seem to happen.

One of the things I have been doing lately is quickly writing down thoughts that come to my mind and could be useful to my scrapbooks once I pick them back up again.

An example is in my recent parenting blog where I talked about dropping my youngest son off for the first day of middle school. I have these lingering memories of things that will suddenly come up. On this particular day I recalled my son’s first half year of kindergarten and how his teacher had to pry him from my leg because he didn’t want to let go of me.

I ended up writing that memory down when I got home. I am starting to keep a pile of notes that I write whenever something comes to mind and I don’t want to forget it. So when I finally do get to my son’s middle school years scrapbook, I can pick through the notes and find things I wanted to journal in the scrapbook.

As each new memory is created I may not have the time to get the scrapbook completed but I can begin to compile details of things that I want to include. Then when the glorious day happens where I can pull my stuff out and actually accomplish something, I don’t have to try and rack my mind to recall things. It will already be there in scraps of memories.

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About Stephanie Romero

Stephanie Romero is a professional blogger for Families and full-time web content writer. She is the author and instructor of an online course, "Recovery from Abuse," which is currently being used in a prison as part of a character-based program. She has been married to her husband Dan for 21 years and is the mother of two teenage children who live at home and one who is serving in the Air Force.