Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Catching up on the Books

One of the things I had hoped to accomplish while unemployed is to get a little bit more caught up on my scrapbooking. Unfortunately, it's just something that I haven't really had the desire to really spend a lot of time doing. I've been making progress, and I'm a few pages away from finally finishing my junior year of college.

I've decided that I want to start and finish my book for the 2009 races I ran as soon as possible. I get excited about scrapping my races, and I would love to get caught up before I get too many races in during 2010.

I honestly don't think it'll take too terribly long since I didn't run any races until June due to my pesky injury, and the only one that I really have a ton of pictures from is the Chicago marathon.

Nonetheless, it'll take a while I'm sure. I've been trying to pick out which pictures need to go in the book so that I can get them printed and ready. It's really fun looking back on the pictures a bit after the races and reflecting on what I felt like that day. It's when I do things like this that I really realize just how much I like how running has become a major part of my life.

With any luck, I'll get the book done quickly and then can try to knock out my senior year. I still believe that if I could ever finish scrapping college that I could try to get caught up to present day a lot more quickly. By scrapping races in a separate album, all it really leaves to scrapbook from the past 5 years since college are some trips and weddings as well as a few other occasional photo-worthy events.

Scrapbooking my life is definitely not a priority to me. If it doesn't get done, it doesn't get done. Nonetheless, I enjoy it... and it feels good getting it done. So here's to hoping that eventually... one day... even if it's years away... I'll get caught up and find myself in a position where it's a little easier to keep the books up to date.

But we'll see.

4 comments:

peachy perspective said...

You will be so glad you printed the pictures and wrote down the memories 20 years from now and the rest of your life! That's what I always remind myself. Also, you might check out online scrapbooking. I have made a few Shutterfly photo books which I totally love. Not as cumbersome and time-consuming as regular scrapbooking. But you don't get to cut paper and pick out stickers and all that, of course.

runnernic.com said...

Ahh i wish i could have the paitence to scrapbook! i'm terrible!! i cant wait to see our CM pages!!! :)

J said...

I have been totally slacking on my scrapbook! I still have all of 2009 and half of 2008 to do!! I just haven't really wanted to pick it up since october...maybe this spring.

Stacey said...

I'm so glad that I am not the only one out there who is behind in their scrapbooking! I am a year and a half behind and everytime I get close to catching up, life gets in the way...