A New Hobby

by justine

Maybe it’s because I’ve been listening to the Paperclipping Round Table show for a while. I have no recollection of how I found it, but I’ve listened to over 100 episodes. It gets me through my commute and running mileage.

Maybe it’s because I found Elise Blaha Cripe’s blog.

Maybe it’s because I want to capture and tell stories, and to use my free time to be creative.

Regardless, here I am at the start of week 3 of 2013 and I’ve completed 2 weeks of Project Life. (You can go here for more info). It’s awesome it’s finally here, that I’m taking photos daily and trying to work in bigger picture journaling here on the blog, with my very acute writing of morning pages in the AM, with the short stories & pictures of the PL spreads.

I’m aiming to find a balance, some type of niche for each that serves its purpose. I’m running my weeks Sunday to Saturday, and working on it on Monday evenings.

It’s all helping me focus on what matters. It’s allowing me to find a rhythm. And it’s giving me a sense of ease.

I don’t know if I’m obsessed or “so in love” with it, but I feel it in my gut as a year long project that I want to complete, even if it evolves. Last week I thought I didn’t have anything to tell, but I had more photos than I knew what to do with. It’s awesome.

In an effort to not go product crazy, I haven’t bought anything and am using only what my husband bought me for Christmas. I do want some stickers and tags, but saving money and capturing the stories is most important. I plan on printing my photos once a month and probably won’t share actual spreads as I can’t imagine doing anything crazy with mine.

If you’d like to see a few people who I’m digging check out: Elise Blaha Cripe, Ali Edwards, and Marcy Penner. Somehow this is all feeding into my One Little Word, which I haven’t written about here much yet, and my need to love what I love. Structure, classy, sparkly, clean and story. Yes.