I‘ve been thinking a lot lately about the years and years of personal and extended family photos I have tucked away. So many stories to tell and so little time. Instead of feeling overwhelmed and like I need to catch up, I see this history as an opportunity.
The memories and feelings of how we change over time, of how things stay the same but are also so different, are integral to our life stories. You may already be documenting your child’s evolution through time, but what about your story, or that of your marriage?
When you take a recent photo and dig up an older version for comparison, the stories begin to flow. Suddenly there is more to say about a simple portrait (or self-portrait) when you can witness how you’ve grown up, down, in or out!
Last night I put together this layout, asking if anyone has seen my skinny jeans. I know the extra pounds are there and its very liberating to put that story out to the world. This is who I was and who I am, right now.
Use this concept of comparison to fuel your creativity and spark new scrapping ideas. Who are you right now and where have you come from?