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.


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...