When my youngest daughter entered kindergarten, my goals were to:
1. Learn to play tennis
2. Learn to sew
3. Start scrapbooking
Needless to say, I chose to ramp up my design business instead and left these goals in the dust. While I have had a bit of guilt over the last 7 years about this, here are my justifications:
1. Took up running instead (and now gave it up due to injury)
2. Contract sewing out
3. The boxes of photos will always be there
Over the weekend, I was forced to delve into #3… Scrapbooking. My son has an English project and he has to create a Tapestry of Writing: A Personal Autobiography… basically essays complete with photos in a scrapbook.
My reasons for never beginning to create these elaborate memory scrapbook pages for my kids are the following:
1. I would become obsessed with the project (check)
2. Each page would have to look as if it was up for an award (kind of check…had to let this one go!)
3. I could not deal with the mess (check)
In my design business, my “scrapbook” pages are actually “design concept boards” that I create for clients to show them the vision of the room I am proposing. It tells a story and illustrates the outcome.
Here… I’m in my comfort zone-