Okay, I’m so excited. I just got a Project Life.
You’re right, I do have way too many projects…but I couldn’t help myself. Just like with every other project I take on ;p
But let’s take a step back shall we?
I used to scrapbook quite often. It was fantastic and fun and expensive, but the money was well spent. There came a time where I just stopped taking pictures, stopped recording things, stopped making time to collect memories in one location. To be honest, I’m pretty sure it was after a year in college and when I stopped carrying my camera and carried my phone. You couldn’t take great (or any) pictures on a phone back then–actually it’s amazing because it wasn’t that long ago.
Now I carry my phone and take plenty of pictures on it. Problem is, I never print them out. My phone gets replaced after so long, and those memories are gone. Farewell. Goodbye. Forever. Even when I save them onto my hard drive, I forget about them and they get lost within the vast library of files.
Well this has to change. I love being able to look back and see what went on in a year, or on a vacation, or at a party, or whatever. I want to be able to do that again and something physical that I could hold in my hands.
So you can say that Project Life might just be what I need to get me back in the grove of scrapbooking again. Maybe I’ll go all out and go crazy, or maybe I’ll only work on it every once and a while when something big happens. Either one is fine. It’s better than what I have going on currently.
So I’m really excited.
Ali Edwards encourages people to pick one word to focus on for their year and use it in scrapbooking. I love this idea and now I’m contemplating the word for my year. Sure, the year is already four months in. That’s okay. We should jump on opportunities instead of pushing them back and waiting for the right moment. It might just make the rest of the year so much more rich.
I also want to point you in the direction of The Erratic Project Junkie who had blessed my life with wondrous sheets to organize Project Life with and introduced me to Ali Edwards. Check it out, you won’t be disappointed.