This post is part of the #MySelfieScrapbook collaborative project, co-sponsored by Jen Lake of Sunlight and Air Blog and four talented memory keeping product designers: Kellie Stamps, Record Life Blog, Color Cast Designs, and Polka Dot Creative. For more on this project, check out the initial post here, the list of suggested supplies, and the first prompt. Blog hops take place on Fridays here and on the other blogs through May 15th. If you want to join in, tag your post #myselfiescrapbook photos on Instagram. You can find all of my posts here.
This week Jen challenged us to talk about how we thrive and share it across social media (#seehowithrive). I have SO much to say, it’s hard to know where to start. And usually when I’m not sure where to start with a project, I look in the most obvious places first. In this case, that means looking down at my hand and noticing two things: this beaded bracelet and my wedding ring.
How I Thrive: Keepsakes
This bracelet, like most of my new accessories, was given to me by my mom. She graciously gave it to me after I couldn’t stop staring at it one day. She didn’t have to give it, but she did. And I’m incredibly thankful for it.
It has been on my wrist almost every day since. It’s my go-to accessory, it’s the thing I put on first (even before my ring), not just because I like how it looks, but also because for whatever reason looking at this bracelet, and feeling it between my fingers, it gives me strength.
Strength is something we all need. I wonder sometimes if it’s possible to ever be strong enough, or if it’s something that we always work on. Because every time you think you’re strong enough: something shifts. Something in your life changes, and it challenges your strength. And the one thing I’ve learned is that there will always be something.
And so, for that, I have this bracelet.
How I Thrive: Love
It’s my middle name and I use the word A LOT, but love is how I thrive. I love a lot of things – my family, where I live, my friends (online and in person), my communities, I love the inspiration I get from Instagram, Twitter, and blogs, I love Project Life, and memory keeping.
And I love my husband. I truly do. He supports me, no matter what I choose, and inspires me to keep pushing myself. To seek new things. To want more. To try harder. And that kind of unconditional support gives me the space and time I need to thrive.
Which means I get more time to work on this space. And that works out for all of us. 😉
This Week’s Pages
Well, this week I decided to switch from digital to a physical album – which meant that I had to wait for the products to arrive in the mail. Here are this week’s pages, with all of their product awesomeness. Check in the comments below each picture for direct links to the products. The album itself is a 4×4 Instagram album by Becky Higgins, available in her shop.
If you want to catch up, join in, or just learn more about this project, check out these posts on Jen’s blog:
- Suggested Supplies
- Theme 1: Just Start
- Tips on Doing the Project Digitally (on your iPhone)
- Theme 2: From Where I stand
- Theme 3: One Selfie, Four Ways
- Theme 4: How I Thrive
I’m feeling SO lucky to work with such a talented group of ladies. They’re all pros at documenting life, talented photographers, and some of them design their own products. Check the links below to see their blogs, instagrams, and shops.
Now it’s time to link you up! Click the link below to add your project to the blog hop and check out the other projects across the blogosphere.
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