I’m finally going to start posting my Project Life album (after participating for almost 4 years!) so that friends and family can see it. I’ve really worked hard to keep up with the album this year. Last year’s has all the photos in it but almost no journaling. Those of you that know me through my scrapbooking may already be aware that the journaling/writing it all down part is the troublesome area for me. I’ve actually kept up really well with my journaling this year it’s another small problem that has popped up for me now. Almost every week has an unfinished pocket. I’m sure that if I was to tell a therapist that I can’t seem to finish each week completely, by just one small pocket, they would sign me right up for years of therapy. I have piles of unfinished scrapbook pages all missing one thing (usually the journaling), 2.5 years of Project Life albums with almost no journaling in them, and now that I’ve made this effort to stick with this project I have an unfinished pocket each week. I’m not sure what this says about me. I can’t finish stuff? I’m too much of a perfectionist? Who knows! So when you look at these photos you may notice a pocket that is semi done, has a post-it on it because I just haven’t put what I wanted in the pocket or it’s just a blank pocket.
This was a 4 pager (because of the new baby in the family!)
I really need to get better at photographing these pages. I’ll give myself a break (this time) because I’ve never tried to take a photos of them before and I now have a lot of respect for all the other Project Life participants that post such great photos of their pages every week. I took at least 40+ photos and these were the best of that group…so sad! I should also warn you that I don’t censor my pages. The one photo of me (mother of the year) flipping the camera off is because I was trying to get my kid to laugh in our selfie. And this one is just SO us and and I love it so I just used it. And in one of the smaller photos my daughter’s boyfriend is mooning the camera. This is real life. This is what happens in it and I don’t feel the need to hide it. Both of those photos make my laugh and so of course I have to include them:)
Do any of you finish the week, move on and then months later add things to past weeks? I always have the urge to make each week a little better by adding this and that (especially when new stuff comes in that would work perfectly) even for weeks I finished months before or do you just move on and that’s it. Just wondering? I do know I am a little bit of a perfectionist with my scrapbooks and this has always been a problem. I am looking at what I just posted here wondering how I can improve the pages still. I am also wondering if I should just cancel this post and work on these weeks more and then re-post. I have a problem!
Publishing this now so I don’t do something lame like that.