Four years ago, I stumbled upon a very different and very fun website. I found a call looking for new staff members to write for an online magazine, Scrapstreet.com Magazine.
Now...you must know that I once had dreams of being a writer. An author. I have often thought of writing for a scrapbooking magazine or other publication. Maybe even a self help book.
Just like that, there was this call and I was excited. Could I grab a spot on that team? This new scrapbooker who was just refining her style? I remembering reading the scrap book, Find Your Groove right around the same time. I was not in my groove back then. But the girls saw something in me.
I met the women who would serve as my mentor and, more importantly, my friend. Dora is wildly creative and would dream up all these cool challenges and contests. I dove into it all and fell in love with this hobby.
When I made the team, I knew I wanted to write about journaling. I developed, wrote and edited over 50 articles about how to enhance journaling. It is my passion in this hobby. To me, a layout is a layout...until you put the story down. Then it becomes a record, a treasure.
Through Scrapstreet, I have met many friends. Some still in my life as acquaintances, some good friends I can't live without, some forever sisters no matter the distance time and life has provided. Each summer, I get to make a trip and spend time with these girls. I know it is the best thing to come from Scrapstreet.
(Supplies: October kit from Scrapbooking from the Inside Out)
I went looking for one thing...
yet walked away with so much more...I will miss you Scrapstreet!