Telling My Story

I’ve been vocal about encouraging women to Get In The Picture. And now it’s time to encourage women to Get In The Album.

Creating layouts about yourself may seem strange, uncomfortable, or self-centered, but it doesn’t have to be. How many of you wouldn’t love to have old journals or scrapbooks from your grandmother or great grandmother? Telling my story through my layouts is a gift to my children, their children, and their children’s children. It’s important.

It had been a while since I had created an “All About Me” page (aka AAM). I’d much rather be scrapping my kids and their cute antics. However, one of my reasons for scrapbooking is to tell my story. I don’t know what the future holds and I don’t know how well my kids will know me. I want them to know the stories and see the journey I am on. It is interesting to look through my AAM album and to see themes that have stayed the same and others that have changed drastically.

On this page, using Kim Jensen’s LIVE OUT LOUD kit from this month’s DIGI FILES, I pushed my boundaries a bit. Not only did I create an AAM page, but also I did so with a picture that makes me feel self-conscious (I was being goofy with my kids) and a style I don’t usually use (very loud, patterned papers).

But this page is part of my story. In life, I am learning to lean into who I am instead of hiding behind my self-consciousness. I am learning to be more “me” with my kids and with others. This layout represents where I am in life. I want our scrapbook albums to tell our family’s story. I can’t do that if I am left out.

Do you want more inspiration for creating all about me pages? Check out these great posts:

I’m Afraid to Scrap All About Me

Easy All About Me Pages

Making An All About Me Hybrid Album

All About WHO!?