We’re on day 8 of my March goal and it seems time to write about it.
I read Happier at Home a couple of weeks ago and loved it.
Of course I did- the author writes about trying to increase her happiness by implementing goals for herself. Sound familiar? This was the second book of this kind, the first being The Happiness Project. I loved both of them.
One thing that Rubin did to increase her happiness at home was tackle a project she disliked in small increments. As soon as she pitched that idea, I thought “Oh. I totally know what my horrible, dreaded project is. PICTURES. Stupid, massive amounts of pictures.”
Then she went on to describe her own dreaded project- pictures. Imagine that. She had all of these pictures on her laptop that have never been printed out, organized in pretty scrapbooks, or…anything. Pretty much like iPhoto on my own laptop. I back it up every 6 weeks or so, but it is a jumble of pictures and memories.
When I saw that our horrible, disliked, put-off-for-a-long-time projects were the same, I knew it was meant to be.
(And look– back in September, I wrote out a to-do list. Look at numbers 10-13! Deal with the stupid pictures!)
So that’s what’s up this month. 15 minutes a day, devoted to doing something with all of my pictures. I’m pulling them off gmail and dumping them in iPhoto, deleting and putting them in albums in iPhoto, then herding them onto Shutterfly. The goal is to create two photobooks- one for 2011 and one for 2012.
Will anyone else tell me their dreaded project? I knew- KNEW- as soon as I started reading this part of her book that dealing with my pictures is mine. What is yours?