Confession: my unfinished Project Life journaling cards have overwhelmed me.
Becky Higgins has been posting all these amazing albums lately, and instead of inspiring, it has made my overwhelmed feeling worse.
Those spreads are beautiful.
I can’t even get my journaling done, let alone adding stamps and other pretty stuff.
I think to myself, okay, if I blog about finishing Project Life, then I will finish it.
But 50ish weeks of unfinished cards just seems like too much.
And life has been so busy.
And Adeline hasn’t slept well in about 7 weeks.
So my album has just sat on the floor in my living room, waiting for me to crack it open.
And last night I did.
I wrote a month worth of cards.
And the spreads are simple, but so wonderful.
The fire was rekindled.
THIS is why I do Project Life.
Because my family’s story matters.
And this album is a keepsake worth completing.
I intend to have at least half of the album done by next week. A month a night means I can easily get caught up. It didn’t even take that long!
I just needed to start.
If you are like me and you have been dragging your feet, stop.
You can do this.
Get those cards journaled.
Get those photos developed.
Next week I will share a video of my album and my plans for 2012. I have been thinking for a few months how I am going to do Project Life so that this behindness doesn’t happen again. (Hint: Weekly completed layouts. Tips. Lots of photos and bit of life. And YES, a linky to link up your Project Life layouts!)
I hope you will join me in another year of recording life’s every day moments.
It will enrich your life is so may beautiful, unexpected ways.
To create a full Project Life album, you’ll need:
Everything else is extra. That said, I would recommend:
Share your progress here: