The best laid plans have a habit of falling through around here. I was so pumped for LOAD. The last LOAD led by Lain. A reason to scrapbook every day. I was going to get so much creating done.
Well. That was the plan. What actually happened?
Four paper pages done, one digital page done, and one more page begun, but not finished.
I didn’t even make it a week people!
I blame my job. It’s emotionally draining.
But you know what? That’s a terrible excuse. And we don’t make excuses around here.
Plain and simple, life got in the way, and I let scrapbooking slip into the backseat again. And that’s okay.
I’m not into guilt. I’m not going to make myself feel bad because I didn’t scrapbook as much as I wanted to during February. Life is to short to feel guilty about not making as much time as I would like for a hobby that I love.
And that’s the thing.
I LOVE scrapbooking. I love all the bits and pieces that it’s made of, from paper and tape runners, to glitter glue and photos, and most importantly stories I want to tell my family.
My youngest asked me the other day why I don’t tell stories like my husband does. The thing is, I do. But it’s on paper. I am terrible at telling a story verbally. But give me a piece of paper and a pen, and I’m off.
Bonus: Ten years from now, when my husband can’t remember the story he told so engagingly last night, I’ll have a record of at least part of it in my scrapbooks, where we can relive the moment, all over again.