That is to say, when I get super-charged about an idea and want to make it happen, I tend to want to go all in, right now. However, the more time I give myself to think about that idea, the more I start to realize that "all in" and "right now" are often not compatible with my real life, real schedule, and real tendency to get overwhelmed when there is too much on my plate.
When I really want to make something happen, it all comes down to whatever works.
Take Project Life, for instance. I absolutely love the idea of this, and I frequently marvel over all of the layouts I see in the Two Peas gallery, on Pinterest, and on blogs. As much as I wanted to go all in, right now as January rolled around, after a few days of re-entering the work force following the holiday break, I had to face up to the truth: it was just too big of a project for me.
Still, I wanted to do something.
So I adapted, by finding something that works for me.
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The original design that I used in 2008 was a two-page layout:
This approach allows me to capture the "everyday" (which is what I find most appealing about Project Life) while also being practical, given what my everydays are usually like.
Whatever works, am I right?