I haven't scrapbooked at all since leaving Designer Digitals in February. They needed more from me than I could commit to and so I left. It was an abrupt end to what had been almost ten years working in the scrapbooking industry.
And when it ended, my desire to scrapbook left. I didn't even want to look at emails or Facebook posts about it.
But then the guilt set in. I had been in the middle of several large projects, including finishing Project Life for 2013 and Emily's academic team album. And leaving those unfinished started to bother me. And the kids were asking about Project Life. They just love those albums.
So last week, I forced myself to sit down and start a page. I kept chanting to myself that all it needed to be was photos on a page with the story. I didn't need embellishments and I didn't need to worry about what product I used anymore. Just put the photos and words on a page. Because the only thing that matters anymore is getting the story told.
And so that's what I did. I started with a page about Libby's orchestra competition in February. And then I went on to start the month of August for last year's Project Life.
And it felt good. Almost freeing. I really can make it this simple. For the first time since 2005, I don't need to worry about making product or supply lists. I don't have to worry about using certain manufacturer's products and I don't have to post them online if I don't want to. And I don't have to add links for every product I use. I can just put photos and words on a page.
I think I will do this again. :)