Summer is a joyful time full of sunshine, fireflies, and fun photo opportunities. The long days and warm nights are welcomed, but can leave you wondering if you should give up scrapbooking until fall.
My quick answer is yes. Yes, you should give up and be at peace with the decision if that’s best for you and your family. I’m always 100% for being realistic and simplifying where it’s needed.
But if memory keeping is a priority for you, if the creative outlet is what keeps you grounded and happy, then I have a longer answer for you. It starts with:
You don’t need a lot of time to keep up with scrapbooking during the summer.
Yes, time can easily get away from you because there’s just so much fun to be had. And that’s how it should be. I want to see you slow down and really enjoy the moments, without worry or guilt.
This is because I believe that the more you’re really present in the memory making, the more excitement and energy you’ll have for the memory keeping.
The more you soak up the summer sun, the more likely you are to find that 20 minutes here, 10 minutes there to make progress.
Sure, you’re probably not going to tackle that big project of scanning 20 years of slides. But you can make sure your photos get transferred from your cameras to your computer.
Sure, you’re probably not going to create dozens and dozens of richly-layered layouts with long journaling. But you can keep a summer journal or create a mini book.
Sure, you’re probably not going to get as much done as you would during other times of the year. But you can make time to focus on what really matters most.
If you know that you would really miss how scrapbooking fills you up, how the online community supports you, then no you definitely should not give up on scrapbooking during the summer.