Day One: LOAD 2/11
Today is the first day of LOAD (Layout a Day). I have been anxiously waiting for today arrive for some time now … this is my first LOAD and I’m excited to see just how much I can create over the course of the month. This week I am traveling, so I was worried I wouldn’t have time to get my scrapping done with all my work commitments. Tonight I had exactly one hour between the time I ended my work day and the time I had to meet my co-workers for dinner. I liked having just a short amount of time to create my page … there was no obsessing going on, just creating.
As many of you might have gathered from reading my blog, I’m taking part of the 52 Week Project, where you take a self-portrait each week of 2011. The photo in the layout is my photo from Week 2. I was inspired by it because I feel like it really captures who I am. I look at this photo as see myself. The journaling came as a result of reading the January journaling material at masterfulscrapbooking.com. This year I really want to do more pages that share bits of info about me. I scrap a lot about people I love, but not so much about me. This year that’s going to change.
Some people might think I’m a little uptight. Ask my husband. He’ll playfully say I’m borderline obsessive-compulsive. I know I’m particular. I like things a certain way. I have trouble “rolling” with life. But I care. I care a lot. And mostly I care about people I love. Those people, my little family, mean the most to me. And I’m so particular because I want them to be happy, healthy and safe. I want to do everything in my power to make their lives easier and better. So yes, I do get caught up in the minutia of it all, I insist on a clean house, laundry kept up, routines followed … But I do it to help. Or at least that’s my intent. I love. I love big. And I try hard to make sure those I love know this … that’s what I like best about myself.