A few weeks ago, I read this blog post by Becky Higgins, in which she outlines how she documented 2015 and is planning to document 2016. As I read it, I thought, “I could DO this. It sounds manageable.”
You see, I’ve been feeling the urge to scrapbook again – to capture my family’s memories as I’m counting the days (and minutes) as they tick by and I know that my girls will soon be off on their own pursuits and not as interested in spending time with their mom and dad. I want to capture the days we’ve got together – what life is like, not just the special events – and record them for posterity.
But I have been overwhelmed at the thought of choosing pictures, printing them out, laying out paper and embellishments. And doing the same thing digitally seemed overwhelming, too.
I think it is because it’s been SO LONG since I’ve done any scrapbooking and the thought of the backlog of pictures seems overwhelming.
But, to overcome that I’ve decided to take Becky’s approach. I’m starting with CURRENT pictures and focusing on those only. Literally the last week’s worth of pictures. Each night I’ll glance at my phone and pick a picture or two from the day if I have any. Then, on Sunday night, I’ll add those all to a page – one page, that’s do-able, right? – and add some quick journaling about the week and the weekly card from the Project Life – Project 52 card set. I’m doing it all on the Project Life app on my phone.
What could be easier?
Honestly, I’m not sure anything could. I did my first week’s page in less than 10 minutes. And then, because I felt like I was on a roll, I did a few from December, just for fun. (somebody stop me, I’m going crazy here)
So we will see how this goes. But quite honestly, this seems so EASY. I’m not sure how I could NOT do it. And even if I missed a week it wouldn’t be that bad to catch up.