Attempting to live a better story ... and scrapbooking it.
Wednesday, 16 March 2011
One Little Word: March
The idea with One Little Word this month is to be proactive. To put your OLW to use, to make it work for you. Given that my word is better, I wasn't quite sure how to go about this. And then it came to me. This month I have put plans in place for a weekend trip to the city where my Grandad was born 107 years ago. No more talking about it. No more saying, "I should do ..." and more of saying," I am doing ...". I have been proactive about something that has just been a dream for years. And anything else that happens relating to this trip during the rest of March can just be added in.
I've asked my Auntie along on this trip. She did all the legwork for this side of our family history and all before the days of the Internet. Back when you could spend all day in a records office and not find anything you were looking for at all. Back when you went cross-eyed from spending too long in front of a micro-film reader. My Auntie is just beginning to get involved with scrapbooking, after years of making cards, so I thought I'd make her a mini-book, using Ali's Scrapbook On The Road as my inspiration. Like December Daily, the idea is to have all the foundation pages ready to go before your trip so all you have to do is add the photos, journaling and memorabilia. Simple. Better.
The icing on the cake is that this trip will give me the opportunity to meet Sian: you know what her OLW for 2011 is? Reach.