Scrapbooking a Love for Challenges

Blanching Almonds

Blanching Almonds - crazy?

Funny how a process that is seemingly unrelated can connect you to memories…

My maternal Grandmother once observed that I choose to do things that pose a challenge for me. I always loved and respected her, but until that moment, I’m a bit ashamed to say, I underestimated her. She allowed me to see a side of her other than the unconditionally loving, perfect cook and baker – the observational and very astute side (something I think she passed on to me…)

So, what challenge did I decide to take on AND scrapbook – because, you know, Life Belongs in a Photo Album?

Vegan yogurt. Now, I didn’t have to reinvent the wheel, plenty of people have come before me to do this, but the challenge is seeing which one I like and am willing to make on a regular basis. The digital scrapbook page below shows my first attempt – I will NOT be making this one again.

Making Yogurt Scrapbook Page

Since then, I have made several other yogurts that were easier and more productive – heck, I’ve even learned how to crack open a Thai coconut! I still need to adjust the recipes to my tastes. The question is: “Once I master it, will I be done?” Will I continue to make it or move on to another challenge? Or, will I continue to make it AND move on to another challenge?

How about you? Do you have a need to meet personal challenges?

About Pat Zahn

Pat is a Photo Solutions Superhero specializing in finding simple, painless and quick ways to showcase and enjoy photos and the stories behind them. She's been scrapbooking, well, her whole life, but seriously for over 20 years, and as a business for over 15 years. It's easy to figure out that she loves purple, chocolate, good food and a smile on the faces of the people around her.
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