I don't generally share positive feedback about Library of Memories. I find it very gratifying personally (of course) but I don't feel a need to say "Hey … check out what so and so said …."
But … my dear friend and fellow teacher, Lisa Cohen (btw, Wellness is coming in April) sent this yesterday and it really struck a chord.
My pages now tell the stories that I truly want to tell, give me a great perspective, and allow me to LIVE a much more FULL life because I am not constantly stressing about always needing to be creating pages … so there's more time for kitchen gardening, cooking/baking, spending time with friends, playing with the kids, biking on the trail, and any other fun things that come along (that I will eventually scrap about… but they will have better context when that time comes and I will be a HAPPY MOMMA!). The thought and work that goes into adapting that process to make it work for me was COMPLETELY WORTH IT! Those people that are taking the class for the first time… WOW! Are they in for a TREAT!! To be beginners again and hear the concepts for the first time… beginner's mind… That is a wonderful place to be. I can't wait for the light bulbs to go on for so many of those students!
I absolutely love the point Lisa makes about setting up a scrapbooking system that ultimately gives you more time to live and enjoy life. Naturally if you're a scrapbooker, you love the creative process of scrapbooking, but you probably love many other things as well and I couldn't agree more with Lisa that my LOM has given me back the time to invest in other pursuits; scrapbooking is the way I capture and celebrate everything I LOVE.
great stuff. thanks Lisa.
and one more thing … the part about a Happy Momma, that's the Big Picture!