A couple of my friends and I have been discussing hobbies and coming to the realization that beyond reading, we don’t really have any. Call it the disease of the young professional, but somewhere between grad school and my first professional position, my hobbies disappeared. Oh, and I’ve been a part time grad student for the past 4 years. That killed any hobbies that managed to survive that first year as a professional librarian.
So we decided we need to do something about this. We’ve been brainstorming ideas, trying to come up with something creative that isn’t so completely out there we’d have to do research to get started. While I love looking at the stars, becoming a weekend amateur astronomer was just way too much work. So we’ve decided to explore scrapbooking. Before you laugh your ass off, think about it. How many of you have boxes of unorganized photos from trips and conferences and piles of pictures of your pets? Raise your hands. See?! We all have that box (or two, or three…).
We’ve decided to start with scrapbooks of our pets. We all have pets, so material is readily available. That’s as far as we’ve gotten. Now, which one of you reading this knows something about how to turn a pile of photos into a scrapbook as opposed to just a photo album (I do have those, but I know there’s a difference)? Help is needed!