A while back I posted that I keep a "scrapbook diary" and a couple of people asked "what is that?"
What I do is when I read a magazine I keep it and then cut out words, phrases, or pictures that I find meaningful and keep them all in a shoe box. I also will keep mementos like ticket stubs or love notes.
Then when I'm going through a stressful time, or a important time, or just a time where I need to get my feelings down on paper I go through the box and pull out any pictures or words that summarize how I'm feeling and past them into a journal page or two.
It's the most calming and cathartic thing I do. It helps me to really visualize my feelings. And it makes a cool keepsake.
This is the page from when the Mr. FINALLY told me he loved me back in college:
This is the page I made after my baptism:
This is the page I made after we got engaged:
And this is the page I made after our wedding:
Do you do anything in particular to release your emotions? Do you keep a journal? A diary? Scrapbook? Blog? All of the above? None of the above?
Mondays with Manny
3 days ago