if you feel like any of these women.
I have not used names, but these are a handful of comments left on the BPS blog, in response to the question,
What is your greater purpose in scrapbooking?
I have responded with what I believe LOM can do to remedy these all-too-familiar situations and feelings.
ONE. I don’t scrapbook. . . anymore. I used to, but it has become so overwhelming to me. My digital photos keep “piling” up in the black hole of my hard drive. I hope to once again feel the happiness that comes from creating something of value and purpose. I want so much for my children to have evidence that helps them to see who they are and what they have experienced. I want them to know that they matter. The things they do and say matter. I would love to give them more than a 3 second view of a memorable photo as it flashes by on the screen saver. But. . . I don’t know where to start. I think the secret lies in giving your children evidence, not giving them everything! I love that with minimal effort, my LOM system will show me the most convincing evidence. We need to be grateful that technology gives us the 3-second views and that we have the opportunity to share the ‘rest of the story’ some of the time.
TWO. My greater purpose in scrapbooking is to assert my creativity and the fact that I am a creative being. I’ve never thought of myself in that way, but as I work on my pages and I create beautiful images and stories I become more and more convinced that I am creative. This belief has opened up a new world of possibilities for me, my future and what lies ahead.I am often asked, “How did you build a career in scrapbooking or how did you get where you are today?” My answer lies in the very idea that embracing your inherent creativity opens the way for life-guiding inspiration. Library of Memories will help unleash your inherent creativity, by helping you let go of ideas that are limiting and unrealistic.
THREE. I don’t know, that’s my problem…..I see everyone with supplies and styles and this way and that way of doing it and I’m confused…I’ve become so commercialized with the unimportant things that I don’t know what my greater purpose of scrapbooking is anymore. I think I know but really inside I’m doing it for the wrong reasons. Maybe this class will help me find my answer…
FOUR. My greater purpose for scrapbooking is to leave photo’s with stories for my children. While looking through pictures of my grandparents after they had passed away I realized how important it is to have the words to go with the pictures. I have been so horrible at doing this for my kids. I feel everything has to be just right and in order to start. I think I’ve paralized myself. My goal this year is to give them the words, the stories, to go with the photos I take! You are not alone. Starting any kind of activity that requires an authentic piece of you is HARD. Starting it without a friendly and forgiving system in place is nigh unto impossible. At least that is my experience!
FIVE. My greater purpose beyond the creative outlet is to preserve our ‘stories’ for those who will come after us. I so wish I had a window into my grandparents and great-grandparent’s lives. I’m determined to leave one for my grandchildren. I would like to get more organized so I can actually accomplish that. LOM would help me out. I bought Photo Freedom and have done a couple of things, but it’s slow going alone. If you have an ounce of determination and a desire to open up a window to your world. My team of LOM Experts and I can take it from there.