MOC 9 - day 2: Why I Scrap

MOC 9 - day 2: Why I Scrap
berniek, Jan 2, 2021
Just Jaimee - Like a Boss; kit
Sahlin Studio - Rough Times; kit
Sahlin Studio - The Reason Why; photo journaling
Font: DaddysGirl

Word count Dutch: 337
Word count English translation: also 337 :)

Journaling loosely translated:
Digital scrapbooking for me has always been a way to express my creativity. What I couldn't make with paper, glue, scissors and my hand, I could make it in Photoshop. As pretty and perfect as it looked in my mind, I could make it. Capturing and preserving memories weren't nearly as important to me as the creative process.
But during the years went by, photos became more important and I tried several times to capture my daily life by doing P52. But I never made it through the year. However I kept using more and more photos that were meaningful instead of just a pretty picture.
I can count the pages I made over the last two years on just a few hands. Life got busier: I moved and spent years in a house that wasn't quite finished. I definitely wasn't working on it every day or every week, but in my head the stress was heavy. I started working more days and also the layout of the house and the cats made it less and less normal to sit down behind my big beautiful iMac and scrap. And so I didn't scrap for days, for weeks, for months and even for a full year.
I found other creative outlets, because without creativity I cannot live. I started doing jigsaw puzzles, fuse beads, diamond painting and cross stitching. Cross stitching has slowly become my new biggest hobby. I love it and it give me a way of being creative.
But why do I keep coming back to scrapbooking? My biggest wish in 2021 is to get pregnant. And those memories I need to preserve. A future child needs to have albums full of photos and stories. Thát is the reason I want to get back to it. And why keeping at it has to work.
So the answer to the question why I scrap is one that changes throughout the years. And I'm sure I haven't arrived at the end station of this wonderful hobby quite yet.
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