Lately I have been feeling a bit overwhelmed by all of the projects I am working on (both personal and business). I find myself wanting to do all of the scrappy things…
- Project Life
- A Day in the Life
- A Week in the Life
- Traveler’s Journaling
- December Daily (still haven’t finished 2016)
- Pocket Letters
- One Little Word
- Art Journaling
The list goes on and on and on! Do you feel me? Are you in the same boat? All of these projects seem like so much fun (because they are) and there isn’t a day that goes by when I don’t see stunning examples of these projects on Instagram and think, “Wow, I really need to do that!”
Except…I don’t freakin’ have time to do all of the scrappy things!!!
I have fallen into the scrappy overwhelm trap many times, feeling as though I need to have multiple scrapbooking projects going on at the same time to justify my existence as a creator. And this feeling did not go away after I started my business last June. The pressure to create different kinds of projects ALL THE TIME intensified (self-induced) and I began to feel a little down about the entire ordeal. Talk about stressful, unnecessarily stressful. I decided to cut myself some slack.
I decided that I did not have to do all of the scrappy things.
I made the decision to focus on the projects that I truly love and have time to complete. Maybe one day I will dabble with Project Life or perhaps I will create more spreads in my traveler’s journal…who knows! But I certainly will not set unrealistic expectations on myself to do all of the scrappy things.
Our creative energies ebb and flow and we should allow space in our creative environment to focus on the projects that truly fill us up!
We do not have to keep up with the creative Joneses!
(By the way, my maiden name is Jones…ha!)
So off I go to my creative space to work on my ONE project, knowing that other projects are available to me if and when I decided to do them…or not.