Saturday, December 31, 2011

New Year's Resolution

Well, I'm trying blogging again.  It's been over a year.  A lot has happened.  And I think I need to make sure I'm being a creative person so I can be a happy person.  I've found that when I devote myself solely to the day to day things around the house and around my job that I'm not a happy person.  When I'm not a happy person, my depression grows worse and I withdraw from everything.  This year, I'm going to work on being different.

I've heard a lot of talking about a class at Big Picture Classes called One Little Word by Ali Edwards.  I've been following her blog and just love it.  I'd love to take the class too but the price is a little too much for me considering some things that have just happened.  But, I have picked a word for me to think about and work with in 2012.  My one little word is Focus.  I want to focus on my family.  I want to focus on my house.  I want to focus on things that make me happy.  I really want to focus on scrapbooking because that allows me to let out my creativity and really makes me happy.

Tomorrow is January 1, 2012.  I want to focus on updating my blog at least twice a week.  I'm going to be working on a challenge a week from the book 52 More Scrapbooking Challenges by Elizabeth Kartchner.  I think I'll try doing one a week and hopefully inspire some of my readers to try the challenge too. 

I'm also, at the end of the week, going to post my Project Life for that week.  This is the first year I'm doing Project Life by Becky Higgins.  I saw it talked about a lot last year and thought it would be too overwhelming.  This year, I feel like I'm in a better place for it.  I've bought the Amber Core Kit, Amber Binder, dividers, and a big pack of style A page protectors.  I'm really excited about it.  I purchased a photo printer a while ago in the hopes of being able to do this project and help keep up with it.  I really like the quality of the photos from my iPhone 4S so I think that will be my primary camera for this project.

Matt has been supportive of Project Life.  I'm hoping he'll be able to add his thoughts and feelings too as well as getting Elizabeth (age 3) to fill in some of the cards with her artwork.

2012 is a year I want to focus on my creativity.  I want to turn my house into a home.  We moved in three years ago and still have a ton of boxes everywhere.  I'm going to try to get some of those things sorted and put away or donated to someone who can really use them.  I want my focus to be on happiness - for myself and for my family.  Tomorrow, look for my first Project Life post and my first 52 Week Challenge post.



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