Each Monday, I discuss my Scrap Happy project based on Gretchen Rubin’s The Happiness Project: Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun.
September is about pursuing a passion. One way to identify your passion, is to consider what you enjoyed doing when you were ten-years-old (makes me think of the Last Lecture). I’m not sure I was “scrapbooking” at age ten, but as a teenager I did enjoy making collages out of my old issues of Seventeen, taking photos of my friends, and organizing my memorabilia from my school days. I even had a couple of old-school scrapbooks with magnetic pages where I saved quotes I liked and things like that. My bedroom walls were in many ways, scrapbooked:
Yes, I tore out all the pages I thought looked cool from my favorite magazines and stuck them to my bedroom walls. I also added other random bits my walls, too and cut-out stars from wrapping paper and attached them to my ceiling before discovering the glow-in-the-dark plastic stars.
I suppose I was always destined to be a scrapbooker, but I never thought I would be writing about the subject several days a week in addition to keeping scrapbooks.
Though scrapbooking is not my only passion, it is the focus of this site, so I will keep this focus on pursuing a passion to scrapbooking.
Gretchen Rubin identifies four tasks for pursuing a passion:
- Write a novel
- Make time
- Forget about results
- Master a new technology
Well, I am not writing a novel this month. I’ve toyed with the idea of writing a novel before. Perhaps it is something that I will do before I die, but it will have to wait. I have many other things I would like to accomplish first. Stay tuned next week, to see how I approach pursuing my passion for scrapbooking.
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