I began going through photos on my computer, thinking about which ones I'd include.
I made folders on my computer and sorted through photos. It didn't take long before the microanalyzing began: How many photos should I have for each month? Ten? Twenty? What about for photo-heavy months like October (pumpkins!) and December (Christmas tree! Christmas cookies!) - was sixty photos enough? Too many?
It's ridiculous how bogged down I get in the details.
Project Life. Project Life is a scrapbooking system where you can order photo pages with assorted sized pockets and a set of journal cards (called a core kit) to make pages that can be as elaborate (boy howdy) or as simple (relatively speaking) as you wish.
I seized on Project Life, too, because - how cool, right??
An instant later, I wondered how to do them both. The yearbooks would be about our family, what we did. It would reflect us. Project Life would be more personal, more me-centric.
Were the two things that different? I'm a member of this family and both projects would document that. Wouldn't it be doing the same thing twice, just in different formats? Is it selfish to abandon the photo yearbook (family-centric) in favor of Project Life (all about me! me! me!)?
Would anyone other than me notice, much less give a hoot either way?
(Short answer: No.)
|Pretty cobalt binder.|
I kind of liked that job. Sorting photos into monthly folders was a fairly mindless yet pleasing task. It gave a sense of accomplishment without actually being taxing.
Although. I could continue the photo folders. Then I'd have a system in place to choose what photos to print for Project Life. Systems make me happy.
|This is a "core kit." I'm down with the lingo, yo.|
After giving it way more thought than I should admit, it's decided: I'm team Project Life.
We ride at dawn.
I mean, We begin in August.
Just as dramatic, though. Totally.