The other day I was looking for some school supplies that I could re-use my 2nd time around in college, and I found this binder...
My jaw dropped at the treasure I had found!
Man, talk about bringing back memories. All of my favorite bands from my later High School years are accounted for (Reel Big Fish, Radiohead, Third Eye Blind, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Dave Matthews Band, G Love & Special Sauce, Cake, Ani DiFranco, etc), plus all of my little inner-teenager dream life.
It was magical to run my eyes over this binder that so long ago I took the time & care to make.
So I decided to save this cover (as memories from my past), and on the OTHER side, create one for the Beth of Today / Tomorrow.
And I ended up with this...
It's a little simpler than my High School collage.
A little more organic.
Colorful, but a little calmer.
It's interesting how time and life changes us. How we are born with our personality, but we eventually grow into the person that we are. I still have so many qualities in my heart that shine through with that earlier binder cover, and I love every one of them. They are strange and lovely and quirky, and they make me who I am. Yes, I've changed a lot (as shown by my new binder cover), but it is all a part of who I am.
And that's pretty awesome!