For me, what first started as a passion project and a hobby has over time become a proud privilege and honor. I am the keeper of the memories, the storyteller of my family’s history, and yes, I am responsible for its passing on to others. I capture the stories of my family members, the experiences that we have together, our thoughts during each mundane day, and I pride myself in this job of keeping my family’s memories alive.
I’m going to start this post out right off the bat by being kind of morbid—what do you want to leave behind when you die? I was listening to a podcast today about scrapbooking and memory keeping in general. They were talking about how they imagine their funeral; the room is filed with scrapbooks and all of the people that they love are flipping through each book and remembering the moments that they captured with bits of paper and tons of photos. This really got me thinking about why I memory keep. Because honestly, I memory keep for this exact reason. I memory keep with the intention of leaving something behind so that future family members can watch my videos, flip through my journals, and glance at my scrapbooks to remember who I was/am.
Digital Planning is a new found love for me. I discovered it right before I opened by Etsy shop! I was like, “hey I can do this.” It’s digital and creative and saves the planet—literally everything that means anything to me! Every week I plan out a fancy lookin’ spread that encourages me to meet my goals, reminds me what I need to get done, and of course just looks darn cute.
I've always been a stationary addict, but this year I feel like I've really been letting my creativity soar. It's one of my favorite hobbies and source of happiness at the moment. This past month or two I have been building my collection of planner supplies and really obsessing over my current planner system and paper additions even more. Come take a look my current obsession--my Traveler's Notebook!
I filled an entire notebook of memories, to-do lists, experiences, pictures, and more! My bullet journal is a cool way for me to keep a collection of all my things in one spot. I absolutely love flipping through this and seeing how everything has changes, stayed the same, and most importantly, how I've learned and grown.