Back in May as part of my 29th birthday celebration, I wrote a list of 5 personal goals I wanted to achieve before I turn 30 this year.
Number 5 on the list is to document my 29th birthday year because as I wrote in this guest post over at Sweet Shoppe Designs, turning 29 feels like a pretty big milestone. A rite of passage. The last official year of my twenties.
And as any good scrapbooker will tell you, milestones are made to be documented.
So in July, after a mulling it over for a little bit, I decided jump into the Project Life pool and choose it as my method for documenting this year. I even wrote a post about my plan and shared my first spread.
With the start of the new year and the ensuing Project Life overload that’s going on right now, I’ve gotten a few requests to share an update on how my Project Life album is coming along. And so I’m back today with a little update…which you may or may not like.
You see…that one lonely little spread up there? That’s all I’ve completed of my Project Life album.
I know, sad.
But before you go assuming this is just another case of #ProjectLifeFail, here’s the deal.
I posted about my plans for Project Life on July 20th. And only five short days later, on July 25th, I embarked on another not-so-little project called A Week In the Life.
And what I realized once I had this book in my hot little hands is that this AWITL album achieves my goal of documenting my 29th birthday year.
Sure it doesn’t include each and every moment of every day the way Project Life might have, but it does exactly what I wanted to do with my 29th birthday year album:
It captures a snapshot of what our life is like as two child-free married twenty-somethings.
The places we go, the things we do, the technology, fashion, food and so much more we love.
And I LOVE it. I love it in a it-still-makes-me-want-to-do-happy-dances-everytime-I-look-at-it kind of way.
And that’s good enough for me.
So in keeping with my 2012 scrapbooking resolution to trade the busy for the meaningful, I’ve decided to call this goal done and let it go.
I may feel inspired to pick up my Project Life album again, I may not, but either way, I’m happy with my decision.
And with that I leave you with two little reminders:
1) It is OK to change your plans (and not feel any guilt about it).
2) Just because everyone else is doing something, doesn’t mean you have to stick with it too.
So what about you? Anyone else ever start something only to change your plans mid-way? Were you happy with the end result?