Having finished university for the year, I’ve had the chance to do things I’ve wanted to do for a while but haven’t had the chance to. The past couple of days, I’ve been updating some scrapbooks that I keep. They hold my memories of interactions I’ve had from my favourite singers (Joe McElderry and Girls Aloud). I’ve been very lucky and want to keep them all together for me to always look back on. I love keeping scrapbooks because you can include photos and little snapshots of times in your life or things that mean something to you. I’ve tried keeping diaries in the past but I can never keep at it for long as I just forget and don’t have time, then end up not doing it for days and giving up, which is a shame because things like this are always good to look back on in the future and remember days you may have forgotten about. I have just ended up cringing at the things I wrote in diaries as a child anyway haha! But for these scrapbooks specifically, it’s a way of bringing all my interactions together instead of having various screenshots and photos saved in random places on my phone and not being able to find them all. It’s taking a lot of time and effort though! I had already started them but they haven’t been updated for a long time and I was already behind with what I had put in them. I had to search through all my photos to make sure I didn’t miss any out, find all the dates, print them all off, stick them all in. I still haven’t got very far but I’ve got 4 months off for summer so I have plenty of time and it will all be worth it when it’s done! Then I’ll just have to make sure I keep on top of it and update as things come so I don’t have all this searching again! This is just my way of keeping my special fangirl memories, but I’d definitely recommend keeping a scrapbook for something you’re interested in. Whether it’s films you see if you’re a film fanatic, places you’ve visited if you love travelling, or just a general account of your daily life, it will be something you’ll be glad you did when you’re older.
To keep together my memories of my daily life, this year I’ve been keeping a memory jar. I attempted one last year but I was pretty rubbish and gave up early on. However, this year I’m pleased to say that I’ve kept going and I’m really looking forward to opening it at New Year and reminiscing all the things that have made me smile in 2015. I’ve written all my memories on little pieces of different coloured paper folded up, and it’s pretty full already and we’re not even halfway through the year yet. I want to be able to keep all these pieces of paper once I’ve opened the jar, so I’ll have to work out a way to organise them all into a book or something. I love cute ideas like this and it’s another interesting way of keeping memories.
Do any of you keep your memories in interesting ways and different to keeping a diary? Leave your thoughts in the comments.