I lost my mojo for a while. Got stuck on february and didn’t like what it looked like. Everytime I tried to scrap or edit photos (and I have a NEW camera that takes awesome photos) I just sat played Candy Crush and similar games.
Then I decided to follow FLYLady’s advice:
You are not behind! I don’t want you to try to catch up;
I just want you to jump in where we are. O.K.?
The important thing here is that when I started to be behind, the feeling of stress and ”not-good-enough” just grew over my head. Scrapping is supposed to be FUN! Scrapping is supposed to make you FEEL GOOD! There is no such thing as ”being behind”, yes, there are gaps, but so what. I can fill the blanks if I want to, or not. I choose to jump in were I am. Now I have scrapped three of the bigger events this month and have organized the rest. No journaling yet, but that’s ok.
It’s not so much letting go of the feeling behind that is necessary, but changing your definition of caught up.
I think this is essential. What is really to be caught up? Jennifer also says in her great article ”How to Stop Feeling Behind.”:
What is the simplest project that will satisfy this need?
It’s a hard one for me, I have an elaborate plan for our last summer holiday album. My DH told me I planned it too big. I might give him right there… it’s hard to admit though.
In another article Jennifer talks about different solution on how to let go of this feeling of being behind. One of the solutions is finding short cuts. A collage page with my favourite photos of the months could be one. Skip the journalling maybe or just write three words. I am considering this right now.
One Saturday in April we were both busy. My husband’s Saturday (on the left) consisted of a Whisky and Beer Convention. He had a lot of fun and tasted some good stuff. I went to a friend’s home, seing their house and meet her kids for the first time (we lost touch for a while). I had a lovely day with her and her family. I even got some elderberry cuttings with me home.
For the Easter weekend my Mother-In-Law came for a visit. My DH worked most of the weekend though. My MIL and I had fun going shopping and preparing for Easter dinner on Easter Saturday and on Easter Sunday we went to church, had lunch out – lovely Shish Kebab – went for a lovely view, visited my DH’s job (brought him an Easter Egg i.e the Kinder Egg). Walked in the woods and enjoyed the Wood Anemones and the Lesser Celandines. When we came home we continued to enjoy our unusually warm Spring weather with some coffee in our garden. A busy day I say.
Wow, by telling about the layouts I have created the journaling, I just need to translate it to Swedish and let my husband tell some words about his Convention.
Will add credits when I come home to my computer.
Please do visit Stephanie at Bee Tree Studios next.