Friday, February 27, 2009
A BRAND NEW DAY
I have been dreaming of this day for many years!
I am a wife, mommy and life journalist with a degree from "My Life University". All of us have a unique story to tell. Many people document the big events in their life, but I like telling about the parts in between. Life is made up of birthdays, vacations and fun trips to the park. But, documenting the little things like the way my daughter's room looks RIGHT NOW or the way my son leaves all his Bakugon thingies spread out all over the floor is just as important as all of those Christmas pictures. (Just for the record, those Bakugon can do some serious damage to vaccuums and feet!)
I have kept a journal since I was in the 6th grade. I LOVE writing and anything that has to do with words and lettering. So, when scrapbooking came along I was thrilled. Within a couple of years I found that I didn't fit in to the "normal" mold of scrapbooking.
When my kids open my books they see not only our trips to the North Carolina State Fair, (yes, I do the big events too!) they see that life is made up of all kinds of different emotions. Not all of my pages are sugary happy. I want my children to know that life is difficult sometimes, but in finding joy from the everyday things we find the strength to make it through the difficult times.
It is my hope that I will be able to help someone else find joy in the everyday lives we live. But, what you will probably find is that the mundane is not so mundane after all.
I look forward to this part of my journey and invite you to join me! I will be announcing some exciting information in the coming weeks.
Until then, how about grabbing your camera and take some pictures of your kids playing. But this time turn the flash off and try to stay incognito. Trust me, if you have decent light in the room you will probably be surprised how much you will LOVE those pictures!