Project Life 2013

Another thing I'm doing in 2013 is Project Life.

Project Life is a method of scrapbooking where you post a picture from each day and add some journaling, and at the end of the year, you have a pretty good representation of  your life ... your whole life, not just the holidays, birthdays, and travel - but everyday stuff that makes up your life. No scissors or adhesive required (unless you want to).


OK ... reality check.  I've tried this before and couldn't do the picture a day thing.  It's not that I forgot to take pictures, but that my life just really doesn't have all that happening in it.  Monday through Friday it's work, work, and work, and pretty much if you've seen one picture of work, you've seen enough.  I don't have kids, so there's no cutsie pictures going on there, and while my cats are cute and funny, that would get old quickly.

So the plan for this year is to not be so structured with a picture each and every day, so I guess I'm doing a "modified" Project Life if you will.  I still plan on doing a 2 page spread for each week, and use the Project Life pages and papers, (the kit I have is the Turquoise one, but it comes in other colors too) but to make up the two page spread, I may use several pictures from the same day, or just journaling about what's happened that week, maybe some inspirational words, or something I've found online.  Pretty much, everything is fair game.

Some friends in an online group I belong to are doing the Project life thing too, and I've joined a Facebook group for "support and accountability", as well as following some sites with ideas and prompts for what to take pictures of.  I've also recently added a new board for Pinterest with some Project Life printables, as well as ideas and inspiration.

If you've been following along, you might have noticed that I've also started blogging again.  I like the blog, I've missed the blog.  Twitter is OK, but 140 characters doesn't give you lots of room to talk. Facebook is better, but again, you get a readers digest version of life, inbetween the updates from the games I play (many post automatically - I have no control over it).  So I'm back to blogging, which in the long run, will also help me with the Project Life thing because I'll remember just exactly what is going on in my life on any given day.  

Pretty cool how all these things tie in together.

Resolutions anyone ?

I don't really do resolutions.  Primarily because I never stick with them.  

I have however, made a commitment to do 13 random acts of kindness this year.  One for each month, and one additional one to make it Lucky 13.  One of my friends had posted this on her facebook page, she got it from a friend who got it from her cousin, and  several of my friends have agreed to participate as well.  There's a larger plan called 26acts.  Which is doing a random act of kindness for each of the 26 lives lost in Newtown.  I like that one as well.  Here's the link to the 26acts page.  I'll probably end up doing 26 acts, but no matter how many I do, I know I will make an impact no matter how small.

Yesterday, I relaxed for most of the day.  I did get Christmas put away, and the house in order.  Today is back to work.  Since I had Monday and Tuesday off, it's a short week - better to ease back into the swing of things.


Twenty Ten

A new blog post ... A new day ... A new year ... A new decade.

I don't know about you but I'm glad 2009 has come to an end. 

I got my hopes up for a wonderful 2010 (how are you going to refer to it ,, as two thousand ten or as twenty ten - I'm thinking twenty ten myself).  This is the time of year when we think of goals (or resolutions).  I've got a few myself.  I'm going to list them here so I can look back and remind myself of what I said.  Most of these should be easy to accomplish plus there's a few that seem to be on the list every year.

  • Blog more - more pictures, more posts, better consistency
  • Cook more - try at least one new recipe a month. (I was going to say a week, but that's setting me up for failure)
  • Scrap/Stamp more.
  • Continue to de-clutter - ultimate goal is to turn the spare room into a scrap room.
  • Healthier Lifestyle - better eating and sleeping habits, add in a little exercise.
  • Travel to Utah (this last one is a given.  I know I'm going to Utah this summer but if all else fails I'll have met at least one goal).

Now for next year I'm already starting to plan.  You know how the ball drops in NYC - well in Miami, we have the orange that raises.  It's at the Intercontinental Hotel downtown.  I'm going to look into staying there next year for new years so I can watch the orange raise.  Since New Years day will be on Saturday, I'll have New Years eve off, so the timing would work out beautifully.  I just hope that they're not booked solid years in advance, or that it doesn't cost an arm and a leg.

I wish you all a happy, healthy, creative and prosperous New Year.