This week, I am excited to have Meg of Marmalade Mementos joining us and hosting our weekly prompt. Here is the theme she has presented us:
"These hands of mine have done so much throughout my life. They help me to accomplish the basic tasks of the day such as buttoning up my jacket on a cold winter day or pushing the button that will soon result in my much-needed coffee in the morning. These hands have received more compliments than any other part of me throughout my life (most frequently, "You have great fingernails! Are they real?"). These hands have delivered affection, consolation, and congratulations to loved ones, serve as the home-base for my wedding rings, and allow me to express myself more enthusiastically than with words alone. But as well as I feel like I know these hands, one thing about them has always confused me. While these hands can fly over keys of a computer at over 80 words per minute, coordinating with each other effortlessly as if it were a skill inherited at birth, they falter when it comes to the similar task of working together on the keys of a piano. Years of piano lessons, practice, and recitals during childhood have fallen away, the valuable real estate these skills used to take up in my brain now replaced with the more immediate needs of adult responsibilities. "Fur Elise" taken over by "press release," "The Spinning Song" replaced by "the thesis paper." I long for the days when these hands had the ability to work together to make music, rather than just to make sentences. With enough practice, I hope these hands will regain that ability someday." - Meg
Meg Woolston is a memory keeper, wanna-be world traveler, and pint-sized semi-nerd who blogs at Marmalade Mementos about telling your story in memorable, meaningful ways. Subscribe to her newsletter to receive a FREE copy of her new eBook "Beyond the Obvious: Outside-the-Box Ideas for Richer, More Detailed Memory Keeping." Want even more storytelling ideas? Check out her collection of over 400 journal prompt cards, perfect for Project Life! Follow Meg on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest, or shop her digital and printable scrapbook products.
I recently met Meg on Facebook in a bloggers group and signed up for her newsletter. When I received my copy of her ebook, I was elated! It was a great, easy read with so many wonderful ideas. I am really looking forward to sharing my take on her theme this week and I can't wait to see yours as well!
#ThisWeek | A weekly photo & story prompt for memory keepers originated by Mandy Elliott of Turquoise Avenue designed to encourage others to take a photograph and spend time creating a story based on the weekly theme. Together, in collaboration with other talented creatives, #ThisWeek is a free, fun, and inspiring challenge allowing you to join in any time, any way that best fits your schedule. Play along by sharing on social media under #hashtagthisweek or by linking up via TurquoiseAve.com.