Being fifty-five, you would think that my first thought when I read the topic for this month, “Magical Beginnings,” might have been about my kids as they begin their adult lives or even my grand-daughter who is just five and started kindergarten this year. Funny, but that wasn’t what seemed to pop in my mind at all; it was more a picture of myself and my own change of course with my life. Really diving into my own family’s history and the family heirloom photos that have found their way to me, I am discovering that it is very important to release myself from any sense of duty to “get it all done” and to slow down, focusing on each photo and each event — and most importantly, making sure to enjoy the process. (Which is one of the reasons that I found my way to Scrapaneers!)
Do you ever feel like summer gets shorter but more hectic every year? Fall brings a slower rhythm to my life and I can seem to get some organizing done before the next big rush of the holiday season. Summer already feels like a blur and I have a lot of pictures that I’m determined are not going to be stuck inside my phone or Dropbox storage. I need help to remember all the little details so I’ve been using the Day One app on my phone and it has been a life-saver when it comes to journaling about those little things that happened this past summer. Behind every great picture, there is an even better story which is why I’m so excited to share with you how to use the Day One app — I love passing on great things that make my life easier and give me a way to cut down on mental clutter!