One thing that absolutely kills me, is the memories i've missed.
I didn't miss them at the time. The hoovering waited and the 'me' time was always second best so that the memories were always seized with both hands and enjoyed without hesitation. Kids grow, they don't wait.
The problem is, I didn't record them. I shopped, I dreamed, I had every intention. I bet this story rings true for so many scrapbookers! Now, my brain is frazzled and all the precious moments I promised to record, I swore i'd never forget.. they're fading.
Sometimes, i'll be triggered to remember an amazing long-forgotten memory that made us so happy, that I adored, and I freeze in remorse to think how many other i've forgot.
I need to let go of this block, of this fear that i'm not good enough - that my art is not good enough. It's not what I do it for. I do it to remember - and i'm missing out.
So, here's something I want to always remember - the kids first day back at school. It breaks my heart every year after an amazing 6 weeks of fun together, but I love their fresh, new uniforms, their smiles.. and comparing the photographs with years gone by.
Crappy cam again.. I'll get to use my new one soon ;) (These are old pics)
Hope you're having a fun week and recording it!