New Years Scrapbooking

I made a resolution this year to spend way more time than I did last year on my actual scrapbooking. I’m sure those that read my articles and posts think that I must spend hours a day scrapbooking and paper crafting with as much as I talk about it, but that is not actually the case. Because of my writing jobs, I find less and less time to actually get lost in layouts and I tend to procrastinate a lot.

When I do finally get free time or am up for rewarding myself for finishing a block of articles for a client, or getting a few posts up here, I usually do the most frivolous, pointless things like playing a game, chatting on Facebook or just vegging in front of the television or taking a nap.

This year however, I am going to make much more of an effort to not only do layouts, not only get them complete with pictures, journaling and into albums, but I will make much more of an effort to snap pictures so I can share them with all of you.

I wouldn’t exactly call my new found way of being, a resolution, though it could be. More than anything it is a goal I am setting for myself, because I know that I am far more motivated when I have set some form of challenge.

On the other hand, I have been browsing blogs and message boards and have noticed an abundant number of people who are challenging themselves to take a photo a day or to complete a layout a day. This is a very unrealistic goal for myself, and I know that the key to actually succeeding at a goal is not to make it unattainable. Did you challenge yourself, or create a resolution revolving around scrapbooking or picture taking?