Hi Friends, it’s Meg here. I’m not sure that I have ever completed 7 months in a row of any scrappy project and I wanted to celebrate this accomplishment with you! I am again sharing my Light The Path Scrap Prompt this month (July 2021), but my additional projects are always found within the workshop itself. If you’d like to see more of what the design team is doing this month, check out the link: Light The Path 2021 Design Team.
All modules of Light The Path are ‘reflective’, but the July prompts invite you to throw way back to the tiny version of yourself. Through the lessons and coordinating digitals Theresa encourages us to address our inner child this month. For a lot of participants, this may be the very root of their pain and the reason for their healing journey. I interpreted it as an opportunity to stop and assess my path as a whole.
For me, looking back sees a girl full of big plans and even bigger dreams. So much potential. So much passion. It’s the adult me that needs to do some rethinking, to learn to accept and relax and enjoy the life that she built.
Bangs and gap teeth aside there aren’t a lot of physical changes between the then and now photos. Those chunky cheeks and sunglasses lay over a head that is always whirling with ideas and possibilities, hardly finishing with one thing before moving the goal post out again.
The left side of the spread is dedicated to my younger self. While choosing throwback photos, I was drawn to those that were indicative of the traits I retained into adulthood. Throughout this project I have allowed myself to address the prompts in whatever way they struck me in the moment. Here I decided to dedicate one of the 3×4 cards to highlighting the consistencies I noted when choosing these photos.
The right side of the spread is dedicated to adult me(g)—a quick check-in on life right now and where I stand. As someone with an inherent drive to keep moving forward, the stagnancy of the last years has been hard and yet I still have so much more than that kid dreamed and schemed of in her backyard. That’s pretty cool to acknowledge.
One of the main reasons I chose a 6×12 album for this year is the ability to house all the prompt approaches in one place. I also often incorporate quotes I’ve noted throughout Theresa’s segments, including them directly into the process. At the end of the year this album will be a one-stop shop of my LTP experiences and I already treasure it.
I’m really appreciative that this month’s workshop provided the opportunity to look back and consider where I started. It’s so easy to get caught up in the ‘to-do’ rather than the ‘achieved’ column. This was exactly the push I needed to refocus and I can’t wait to see where next month takes me!