I am determined to keep up with my “right-now” memory-keeping in 2017. You probably are too!
And you’re probably frustrated about any memory-keeping projects that you didn’t finish last year (or the year before that, or the year before that, ad infinitum). I want to do a weekly scrapbook in 2017, but realistically, there is no way on God’s green earth that I am going to finish a two-page per week 12×12 album that requires extensive journaling.
If you’re thinking the same thing, or looking for help getting started this year, join us below.
“Right-now” memory-keeping is the best way for you to stay ‘in the moment’ and actively connected to the people and things around us. It takes some work! Pictures need to be printed and organized, new supplies sorted and used, augmented by favorites from your stash.
How can we set ourselves up for success for “right now” memory-keeping in 2017?
- Reflect on why you are memory-keeping.
- Make decisions now so that you don’t have to later.
- Do as much prep work as possible.
- Schedule memory-keeping.
In this post, we will talk and think about 1 & 2. Tomorrow we’ll tackle 3 & 4.
Reflect on the reasons that you do “right now” memory-keeping
- Why do you choose memory-keeping?
- What do you love about memory-keeping?
- What are the things you avoid when it’s time to memory keep?
- What is your favorite part about memory-keeping?
- What does “right now” memory-keeping bring you that other methods, such as journaling or blogging or photographing don’t?
Make decisions now so that you don’t have to later.
- What are you capable of achieving this year?
- What worked last year?
- What didn’t work last year?
- What would you like to do better this year?
- How much time are you realistically going to devote to memory-keeping each week?
- Do you have any design team or other obligations that might affect your memory-keeping?
- I can’t go digital. I really like the physical aspect of memory-keeping.
- I love bright pages that aren’t washed out. I don’t have time to do a 2 page spread every week.
- I don’t want to buy a ton of new supplies.
- I hate mixed rounded corners with square corners.
- I have a couple of hours per week max to work on this, and I need to do all of the actually physical scrapbooking in one session because small children have sticky hands that love to touch projects I leave out for any length of time.