Hello again! This year I am really trying to document more stories. I am trying to dig a little deeper into my thoughts and feelings and tell a more complete picture. To help me stay focused on my memory keeping intention I am starting first with the story then letting the products and embellishments support.
One way I am keeping myself on track is by keeping a story journal. Everyday I sit down and jot a few notes, gratitudes, impressions or quotes that touched me that day. This makes it easier when I sit down to complete my spreads to keep the focus on the words and photos. I start FIRST with story and photos then pick supporting embellishments.
I created two travelers notebook inserts to act as my story journals. I also created a folder with pockets to hold memorabilia from the week that I might want to include in my spread. I also tucked in the Monthly Journal Card so I could easily find any dates to fill in my notebook.
The first notebook contains lined paper to write longer journaling, story prompts and impressions.
The second notebook contains a weekly calendar with spaces to fill in daily notes and a grid to plan out my weekly Project Life spread.
I also wanted to tuck just a few journal cards into the folder so I could jot down my journaling right on to a card and insert it in to my spread to save time on busy weeks.
I kept the embellishments to a minimum since I don’t have a lot of space in my travelers notebook for bulk. I am so excited to start using this to document my stories throughout the week. I hope this will lead to more personal and meaningful spreads. Next month I will be sure to give you an update on how it is working! If you have any questions please let me know!
Have a beautiful day & go out and make some beautiful memories!