Several years ago I became infatuated with a scrapbooking movement called Project Life. Part of what I loved was the emphasis of looking at daily activities versus just looking at the big event moments. I tried it, and quickly learned that I had a hard time keeping up with it because I saw that my days were the same – it was hard for me to find new things to put in the book…it all seemed mundane. And the same. I went the same places, had the same views, did the same things over and over.
I felt like my story was not worth telling.
So I shelved the idea, used the materials in different ways, but I never let go of the idea that I wanted to document the everyday. When the idea of moving happened, I thought this may be it – new environment, new people, new routines. But at the end of the day, I still find it to be too routine. Maybe because I spend most of my time working, sitting at my desk.
So this weekend I am taking a break. Letting go of the routine and getting out there to see what the area has to offer. Getting my camera out and seeing things in a new way. And most importantly, telling my new story. It is worth telling.