Scrapbook your Life Story – Part 3

Welcome to Part 3 in this fantastic series on How to Scrapbook Your Life Story from Kylie Moore of KylieM Designs. Enjoy this segment and if you missed the first two parts, the links are just below. Once again, Kylie has a free QuickPage to help you get started. See below for the link.

Part 1 | Part 2

What we don’t think to scrap

I hope you have made a good start on your life story, thinking back to when you met your partner and what those early days were like. Then thinking about your family and the relationships you have with them. Brothers, sisters, uncles, cousins .. every family has different interactions with their family members, it is a good idea to share how your family interacts in your life story, you never know when it may become important.

Well this week I said we were going to look at those weird little things that you wouldn’t think about scrapping. I can assure you though; these will be fun things that your children and grandchildren will love to have a giggle over in years to come. With this weeks topic you may not have any photos that are completely relevant, and that is OK. Whoever said you needed to scrap with pictures all the time?

Firstly think about the very first job you had, possibly as a teenager. Did you go down the local newspaper route, delivering pamphlets, working at the local fast food joint or did you baby-sit for the neighborhoods’ children?

Here are some questions to get you started …

  • What did you think of your first boss, did you like them, did they give you a hard time?
  • What were you first group of workmates like? Did you hang out together outside of work. Did you form a social sports team like social netball or basketball? Did any become lifelong friends?
  • How did you end your first job? Were you fired? Did you quit? Did you move on to bigger and better things?
  • Did you hold down a job whilst finishing school? How hard was that?

Remember to not only date when the events occurred, but also when you did your journaling and created your layout.

Your children are going to go through all of these things, and chances are there are times that it is going to be tough. Being able to look back and see that their parents went through the same things may just help to make it that little bit easier.

Next week I will give you some hints and tips on oral history interviews. Talking to Grandparents, Great Uncles & Aunties, even old friends of the family can give fantastic insights and can I help you make sure you don’t miss anything.

Your freebie for this week is some journaling papers, and you can nab them on my new blog.

Click here to pick you your free journaling papers

You can catch up on Part 1 and Part 2 of this series here.

You can read more of Kylie’s work and check out her designs at KylieM Designs. Stay tuned for Part Four next week. Note: Kylie no longer maintains My Digital Life so I’m afraid all the links to her site are now disabled. But you can still follow her series by clicking on the episode links above

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7 Responses to Scrapbook your Life Story – Part 3

  1. Antoinette September 19, 2008 at 3:43 am #

    Thanks Kylie and Karen. As always I’m a slacker and haven’t even started yet. But I’m determined to finish this… not sure when though :p

    Antoinettes last blog post..Memory Lane

  2. KylieM September 19, 2008 at 11:03 am #

    I am sure you will get started soon Antoinette! Have no fear, we will keep encouraging you. :)

    KylieMs last blog post..A belated Welcome!


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