Getting Bored with Project Life ItselfTuesday, September 09, 2014
At the beginning, I contemplated if I can do this or not. I've been on the fence for so long that when I finally decided to do it, I got busy with life and I totally forgot this project. My first page was publicly shared March of 2011. I didn't finished the whole year because the album is more of our old photos than photos of 2011.
My first completed "PL Album" was 2012. Capturing a year is not that easy but it’s doable. A bit of creativity, scrap product organization and a lot of patience will result into an albums full of memories.
The PL system works for me. Simple, fast and stress-free, my kind of scrapping. I was so inspired. I figure it out what’s working and what’s not. And then for some reason that I just couldn't figure out until this morning, I got bored with the concept. Let me explain that. I wasn't bored/uninspired with the process (taking photos, processing, printing, sorting, etc) but the Project Life itself.
You see, I've been doing this for years already. My main GOAL is to have "an album/s of memories" at the end of the year and I was able to achieve this year after year after year. It came to a point that doing this project is like breathing to me. I don't need to think about it. It just came naturally. And the sad truth hit me---There's nothing else left to do after the goal. I no longer feel challenge by the concept as what my dear friend told me this morning. I'm falling into the black hole of boredom. My PL goal no longer motivates me and the only solution we're able to come up with is to try new things like blogging and doing crafts besides scrapbooking. I'm an artist and I need that kind of break---Break from boredom and setting new goals to achieve. :) :) :)