Scrapbook Idea: Different Perspective Journaling

Have each person tell their own version of the story for a layout with multiple perspectives.



I don't know how it is possible to have such a deep love AND fear of the same thing, but I do. I have always loved the water, especially the ocean, but I'm more of a swim in the shallows or admire from the beach kind of person. I don't typically care to go out in the ocean, especially in small plastic kayaks...


But, somehow here I am, sharing a layout about our ocean kayaking adventure. It lasted about 30 minutes and came to an abrupt end after we spotted a fin. Dolphin or shark? Does it really matter? A fin is a fin when you are in a small "boat".


Okay. Technically it was a dolphin, but a big fin was enough for us to nope right out of there. If you think I'm crazy search up "sharks bumping kayaks" and watch a few of those videos.


The best part of the whole kayaking adventure? It was hilarious. We rented them for 2 hours, barely made it out of the harbor, Drew hated it, Jackson and I got scared after seeing the fin, and Mike laughed the whole time. It all made for one funny story and one that I wanted to document with as much detail as possible. I thought the best way to do that was to have Mike, Drew, and Jackson help me by telling their stories too.


There are four different journaling blocks, cut into speech bubbles, to tell each of our stories.


Getting different perspectives can be a great way to tell your stories. So often there are stories or feelings that you might not even know took place.


Here are a few more ideas:


• Have each person tell you their favorite part of an event or day. It could be a holiday, a vacation, the day a child was born, the first day of school, or a birthday party.


• Have each person tell you their favorite food at a family event or restaurant.


• Have each person answer the same series of questions like, "What is your favorite color?" or "If you had a million dollars, what would you buy first?"


• Have each person tell their favorite memory about a particular person. It could be about a grandparent, parent, child, sibling, friend, etc.


If you want to see more ideas about perspective journaling, be sure to check out my book: Writing to Remember: A Guide for Scrapbook Journaling


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