I want to write about a conversation I had recently that got me thinking.
The other day, I was able to have a really good talk with my cousin, who is awesomely creative and totally inspiring to me. We talked about all kinds of things, and along the way, I was telling her about my excitement to get back to scrapbooking– and about how I was also quite apprehensive. When I confessed that I was worried that I wouldn’t be able to scrapbook the way I used to, she said something that really made me stop and think (and I’m still thinking about it). She suggested that maybe it wasn’t a bad thing. I’ve spent the whole year+ thinking about scrapbooking, reading about scrapbooking, listening and talking about scrapbooking, and I have absorbed a lot of content. Maybe I’ll have a new style! She said,
“…You might be a whole new scrapbooker.”
Wow. How cool is that? Instead of concentrating on trying to get back to where I was, I am now changing my perspective. I can focus on what’s ahead. Develop who I am as a scrapbooker/crafter now, at this new place in my life. Maybe my style will still be the same, but maybe (and this is more likely), it will have evolved to be something different (better???).
I still haven’t started making my first layout. It’s still a bit intimidating– though now maybe less than before. And probably that first layout will take me forever-and-a-half and be stinky (though I hope not!). But there will be more layouts after that first one, and hopefully they will get better and faster… and gradually I hope to be back into a scrapbooking rhythm.
Here’s to fresh starts and new perspectives!