Three Things To Consider With Memory Planner


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a catalog of memories

Are you a memory keeper? Are you the documenter of all the things in your life as well as family? Do they depend on you to remember what and when?

Well. That’s why I am here. And these are yet additional reasons for the love of Memory Planner.

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I was reminded recently yet again that this is why I refer to this form of documenting as a catalog of memories. That’s not a very catchy phrase. Memory Planner or Stop the Blur is much more invoking. However, for me, it’s a catalog.

A catalog is not the whole thing, right? It’s a photo. A description. And a way to organize when a something happened.

OR…when nothing happened. But that’s a post for another day.

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The Memory Planner way on my pages most always starts with the photo. That is what I gather first when I am heading into a planner session. This workflow is shared in my Print Your Photos Online Class. I believe workflow is a powerful way to get something done. And so to simply plug into that formula for the photo gathering part is essential for me to get photos to the pages of my Memory Planner.

Now. Sometimes there is not a photo for that day. And I hear from a lot of you ‘what if there is nothing to add to the pages?'. I hear you. And I get that that is for sure a real thing. And it is a good question. And one that will be addressed in another post.

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Then there is what I referred to above as ‘the description’. In a catalog each of the photos have a brief description that goes with the photo. In my Memory Planner I call this the journaling. It’s the heart of the story telling. It’s our opportunity to tell our perspective about the thing we are cataloging in our Memory Planner. And since it’s a catalog, well, of course, it’s completely up to you what and how much you add…but it can indeed be brief. A few sentences to sum up the idea of the story. Bullet points work too. Or maybe even something from the Stop the Blur printable captures the spirit of what you the story teller want to say. So let’s always remember the description as that is an important part of a catalog.

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What really works for me and the Memory Planner catalog idea is that it is actually chronological. I'm a fan of that. While I do attempt to tell stories in my larger albums in an orderly way, sometimes I don't. And that's ok. Actually I wish to not be too encumbered by having to tell those bigger stories in order. But with Memory Planner, the story is right where it should be. Every time. And in a sequence that makes sense. 

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All these reasons shared are valid reasons to love the Memory Planner approach to story telling. The photos. The description. And the order. Memory planner is not all encompassing. It does not hold every detail. For me I need more space to tell bigger pictures. But... with Memory Planner...what a great way to catalog life on the daily, and to indeed capture that blur if only for a moment.

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