Over at Scrap Attack Scrapbooking the following question was asked:
Do you ever feel silly sometimes being the only one with a camera if you are out with others who are not scrappers?
And I have to say that sometimes I do. Sometimes I care too much about what other people think of me. That I might be perceived as strange or a nuisance. And yet, it has not stopped me from taking shots of my food in restaraunts, or pulling the car over to get a cool shot. The scrapbooker comes out and I think of the perfect LO I can do with those shots, planning pages as soon as I take the photos.
I love my hobby, love being able to let my creativity run wild. Oh and getting to play with fancy office supplies (I've always loved office/school supplies. Getting a fun pen or highlighter always made me happy) I love to be able to look back at my pages and see the details, the time I put into it.
But deep down sometimes I wonder what those around me are thinking. They probably don't even notice what I'm doing and if they do, it's nothing illegal, nothing to be ashamed about. Yet I have sacrificed photo-ops before because of those around me, hearing snide comments or getting funny looks. And then I always regret not getting the photos. It doesn't help that I'm not around other scrapbookers (or even those who understand) very often. My family doesn't scrap and I have a couple friends who kinda scrap. They aren't into it like I am, so I don't think they even fully understand. But, it shouldn't matter who I am around. I do this for me and I should be the one who matters most.
This is definitely something I am working on, not caring so much and being oblivious to the comments and looks. I am working on living a life with no regrets and this seems to be an easy place to start!
So maybe I'm not such a scrap nerd after all...