To me, scrapbooking is all about my memories. Recording the things I did each week, in order to look back on them later and laugh. It’s pretty much as simple as that.
As a work-from-home, unmarried, childless girl in her twenties, I never really saw scrapbooking as a “gift to posterity” or anything like that. F posterity. My scrapbooks are a gift to myself; a record of all the fun things I have done and seen, with a bit of the drama of everyday life thrown in. I never have any intention of showing them to people (though I sometimes do), and I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that. I don’t make things in order to show them off; I make things because I feel like it!
Maybe it sounds a little…bitchy, when put that way. But the truth of the matter is: First and foremost, I live my life for me, and my scrapbooking reflects that. And I think more people should jump on the “go scrapbook yo’self” bandwagon!