Scrapbook Your Year pages for March 2020

Cathy ZielskeScrapbooking2 Comments

Today I’m sharing my latest addition to my year-long album project I call Scrapbook Your Year.

I think we can all agree that the month of March is quite possibly like any other in our lifetimes, especially if you’re anywhere around the age of 54, like me. Or older. Or younger. Hell—if you are presently a human subject living on the planet known as Earth—life right now is anything but normal.

Here’s how I documented life in March 2020.

March came in somewhat like a lamb, if you define lamb as “we had no freaking clue as to how differently the end of the month would look.” Dan and I always start out March looking forward to our birthdays, but by March 7, he was hit hard with a virus (no, we don’t think it was THE virus) and that made our birthdays just okay for the most part.

Dan had a trip planned for his birthday and no sooner did he and his brother take off than things started shutting down. I will admit it was hard for me to watch him take that trip with all of the unknowns, but my therapist reminds me to focus on what I need to do and stop focusing on Dan in times of stress.

Either way, March was one for the record books in 2020.

Every time I sit down to do my pages I open last year’s files do just do a Save As… for the new year, changing the date on the file name.

I was sadder than I thought I would be, looking at how different March looked in 2019.

I mean, I was in Seattle of all places.

But this is part of the story and why keeping a record of the strange days at hand is an important task. Or at least that’s the story I’m going with.


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Cathy ZielskeScrapbook Your Year pages for March 2020

2 Comments on “Scrapbook Your Year pages for March 2020”

  1. #1

    You inspire me to get back into documenting life – it seems overwhelming, but it really isn’t if I just focus on today and keep it simple. Like you, I love looking back at memories and one is limited at remembering all the stuff if it’s not documented. A goal to start working on again – thank you! 🙂

  2. #2

    Once again, simplicity rules the day. I am grateful for that! I have seen so many scrapbookers putting together these elaborate art journals and scrapbooks to document this time, and honestly, that is just one more stressful (or at least overwhelming) thing I can do without right now. Thanks for reminding me that taking photos of my family during this time and writing something — doesn’t matter how long or short — that documents my feelings is plenty. It’s more than plenty. It’s perfect. I can get that done in a weekend. Maybe even this weekend!

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