I am so lucky to be a part of several Facebook groups, and other online communities that are full of inspiration and helpful hints about Project Life, Pocket Scrapbooking, Life Books, or whatever you want to call this wonderful adventure! I have developed quite a few virtual friendships through this amazing thing called the internet! I consider myself very fortunate to also have several IRL friends that choose to document their family's lives in this same fashion! You know who you are (Theresa, Bridget, Kirsten, to name a few)! All of us do this thing we call Project Life a little differently, and we are all at different places in our PL journey, but we do have one thing in common: We started.
|:: just start ::|
|2013 :: week 1|
|2013 :: week 3|
Do your scrapbooking LOs look the same now as they did when you first began? I would be surprised if they did. Mine certainly do not! And neither do my PL spreads. And that's OK.
You know what else is OK? I didn't "finish" 2013. I've written about this before, I know, but I'm going to say it again. I documented more of our lives last year than I ever have. That's my focus. That's my goal. That's my reason. Something I could look at as a failure, (incompletion), is not. It is truly a success (and this really has nothing to do with a 1/2 full or empty glass, trust me, it's all about my reason). It's not like I just stopped or anything, I just missed some weeks. A bunch even. But it's ok.
I was afraid to start PL, even though I knew I wanted to. I was afraid to start because of time, mostly. I was afraid that I wouldn't be able to "keep up", and even more afraid that I would no longer do traditional layouts. This might not be a fear for you. Maybe you aren't a scrapbooker, or maybe you want PL to replace traditional LOs. That was not the case for me. I love trying new things and that feeling of getting my crafty on, which I find myself doing more of when I'm doing traditional layouts than when I am work on my weekly spreads for PL. Guess what? I also did more traditional LOs last year than I have ever done in a year. Not only did PL not make me stop doing traditional LOs, it actually inspired me to do more. Awesome.
Are you on the fence about Project Life? Are you tired of being a card collector? ;-) I hope that this post, and the posts that I have coming up, help inspire you to just do it. My advice is to not look back. Start with today, or this week. Move forward. If you want to "catch up" later, fine. If not, fine. For now just start.
Thanks for stopping by! Look for another post tomorrow with helpful hints about starting this project.