Sometimes it is hard to just get started let alone complete a project. Lately, I have have found when it comes to scrapbooking, I just can’t seem to get started on my personal projects. I find myself having to get organized to start organizing – that is called the crazy cycle!
One of the blessings in my life is that I have a job that I LOVE. pixels2Pages was born out of my passion for photos, telling stories, teaching and crafting. My work keeps me busy creating videos, challenges, Blueprints, and Pixie Dust. Keeping my tasks for p2P organized, projects I want to personally complete documented, digital content organized, and collecting and organizing photos becomes overwhelming and I wind up not working on my personal projects. And, working from home, while a HUGE blessing, has its challenges. There is always something to do around the house. When organizing photos is too daunting and I think “I should vacuum” something is wrong with me. Who wants to vaccum over scrapbooking! I think that comes from just knowing that I can’t complete a fun task in one setting, that I want to walk away. Another fun task, getting and organizing digital content has become overwhelming too. So much so that I wind up doing nothing at all.
I am so glad that pixels2Pages has come up with a group, p2P’s Plan2Scrap Club, to help with our own personal goals. It is a place for me to be encouraged that I am not alone. It is a place for me to be inspired by others goals. It is a place for me to figure out what will work for me and be accountable. And, to share my success. We have even created a printable handout to help you get started with planning projects. For me, it is going take creating my list of personal to-dos and then blocking time in my calendar. Sometimes I feel guilty when I want to do something “fun” like working on a personal project when there is work around the house or work to be completed for p2P. By blocking time in the calendar, I don’t have to feel guilty that I am not doing something else.
Currently, I am developing a p2P overview video on what it takes to start and complete a project. I am going to have to apply my own advice! If you haven’t already, check out what is happening on the Plan2Scrap Club Facebook page.