Hello and welcome. My name is Meg…and I have a Project Life addiction.
Now, I know what you are thinking and I want to assure you that I had a happy childhood. My mommy loved me, I had lots of friends, and my education was above average. I had a good job at a scrapbook store from the time I was sixteen, and was very much “traditional” (in my scrapbooking). I was caught up, productive and happy. Then, in 2004, it happened. One year abroad, 2000+ printed photos, and a box full of tickets & stuff. A year later, I moved abroad again, my life in plastic tubs in my mom’s basement. My scrapbooking life was off the wagon, with little hope in sight.
Behind and vulnerable, I fell in with the wrong crowd (Becky, Ali, Cathy, Kelly). It started out as just casual recreational use-I went to Egypt three times in 2010 and had a ton of pictures. I was sick of having a separate album for each trip each year. I can’t tell you the exact time and place, but I was introduced to Turquoise. It was the beginning of a hopeless addiction.
I would like to tell you that it crept up on me slowly, but after the first time, I was hooked. Almost immediately, I took twelve of those tantalizing Design A page protectors and set up a monthly album for 2011. “I can stop any time” I told myself. But I lied. The holidays were the hardest, and I would find myself adding three, four, even five additional pages of whatever design could come to hand. I still thought I had it under control-it was making my life calmer, more manageable.
I think 2012 was the point of no return. I decided to give the weekly spread a try-all the cool kids were doing it! Though I was armed with a Big Pack of page protectors and a digital Clementine kit, I was still sure that I had this thing under control. I was just going to do one year. Just one year.
So here we are in 2013. Three months into year two, and I still have a once a week habit. That’s right folks, I am still at this weekly. It was not just one year. I lied to myself. I lied to my family. I moved on to the Seafoam.
So here we are. I am glad that I got this chance to fess up. I AM a project life addict. Luckily for me, you are here too. You understand. I am not alone.
In all seriousness though, thanks for stopping by. Clearly, I have a quirky sense of humor…some people seem to find it endearing. I hope you are one of them! I am really looking forward to joining the active community of Project Lifers. I truly cannot turn back from this style of documentation. I am a taker of photos, a keeper of “stuff”….and more than a little OCD. I have many big plans, including the aforementioned (and long overdue) study abroad trip. I look forward to sharing them here.
Want more information on how you too can join the “cool kids”. Check it out here.
Oh, and I am linking this up at The Mom Creative. I think. I have no idea what I am doing….but I will learn.