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Making Time for Project Life

22 Jan

It’s already beyond the midpoint in January and just like last year, I’ve gotten behind in my quest to fully participate in Project Life! Of course, it’s on my own terms and I don’t have any cute kids to document but I do have LIFE. My daily life is a project! My regular activities include work, fitness, singing, cardmaking, dating my husband and still being a mother hen to my son! Yep- those are ALL projects! The trick is figuring out how to make it all fit in AND document it afterward! I feel exhausted just thinking about it!

I ran into a former co-worker at Archiver’s the other day (Sidebar: I’m sure going to miss that place). She told me that even when she works a late shift, she goes home and scraps with a glass of wine for ½ hour or more. My first reaction was- WHAAAAAT! Then I cheered her on- YOU GO GIRL (yeah, I still say that) lol)! But the next day, I realized that it could made perfect sense in my own life. So I tried it for a few days and learned some lessons.  It’s a great way to unwind and prep the mind for the next day. My stress levels were reduced after only a couple days. It certainly beat staring at the tv at nothing which does little to help me unwind! The process helped me see that even when I’m not  in the mood to journal, I CAN do that. So, folks- here we go! With this idea, I managed to complete WEEK 1 in January. I’m excited, felt good about it and am already working on week 2! Do you use scrapbooking or paper crafting to unwind? Share with me your process!


A couple of half hour sessions equal a complete first week!