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 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.