At the dawn of the new year, I had two objectives this 2015 that I made sure I will really carry on and actually do. No, it’s not the typical new year’s resolution (I’m way past that phase already whenever a new year unfolds) but rather two tasks that have taken a backseat all these years.
I’ve never been one of those gals who always want to have the latest gadget there is. In fact, I’m far from that because I belong to the class of women who feels complete and secure sans the latest ‘it’ gadget in my possession. Designer bags and jewelries however are totally the opposite .
The advent of digital cameras saw me taking the longest walk I can walk before I had to dive into it. I did not upgrade my film cameras until June 2007. Years prior to that when we were traveling, we always felt funny as we were about the only couple who had no digital camera in use (we had a couple of trusty film cameras) except for our cute and tiny digital Sony camcorder (the latest model at the time when we purchased).
Owning a digital camera was also the end of my paper scrapping. I totally stopped putting together the albums that I’m used to creating after every travel. Thousands of photos that spans from 2007 to 2014 were just left stored in my EHD and USB’s. I got nothing to show for, they were only viewable when I intentionally viewed them.
A lot of life changing events in the last three years had me thinking that I totally missed the boat and that those photos will forever be stored just the way they are. But I was blessed and given the CHANCE. The chance to put them in order. I was more than willing to take that chance, so at the dawn of this new year (2015), I made up my mind to create digital photo books out of these photos, as well as start a journal that will document my deepest thoughts, no pressures – no filters. I write on my makeshift journal when I feel like it.
I’ve set my objective to make 1 photo book per month. But my creative juices must have been really re-awakened that to date, I have already made 5 photo books. In fact, I received the first book earlier today.
And my journal? Yes, it’s just a makeshift journal. In fact, my idea was fueled when I got this complimentary hardbound Personal Wealth Management Notebook from Citi. It was a freebie for account holders and we’ve been getting it annually but it was only this year when I really thought of making use of it.
I’m not new to journaling. I’ve done it on and off over the years. I find that this activity helps me heal, grow and thrive. It is also a very effective stress management tool. Well, at least for me.
Five photo books done, I don’t know how many more to create and make. All I know is, I have 7 years worth of photos to put in order. I’m determined and I’m psyched!