You came back! *lol* ... yesterday's epic post didn't scare ya off, huh? Today's post will be much shorter ... but still along the same vein ... doing things I WANT to do and not worrying about it being perfect. Remember how I said my *word* for the year is "Relax"? Well I also have a *phrase* for the year ... "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good". I have the scribbled on a piece of paper and stuck to my wall to remind me ... and notice that I said scribble ... it is NOT nicely printed in a fancy font on pretty paper and framed ... it is scribbled and tacked to the wall with post-it-notes. Perfect!
Sunday I started a project that I have been thinking about for a few days. It started when I saw a post on Face Book back on January 1st. The idea was to take a large jar and then, throughout the year, you would jot down on scraps of paper all the fun / nice / memorable things that happen. On New Year's Eve you open the jar and go through the year. I thought that was a really nice thing to do ... but had to *Tam-ify* it ... make it my own! Rather than a jar I grabbed my Epic Day This & That Journal ... that I have had for ... oh ... 7 months now? Heaven forbid I should USE it! ... and/or not use it in a pretty, prefect manner! Not this year Sista! Rather than scraps of paper in a jar I am writing little tidbits as I go. It's not perfect - it's not pretty - but it will be done! Like I said on my Facebook post - an imperfect SOMETHING is much better than a perfect NOTHING!, right?! This will also reduce some of my stress and pressure to always update the girls' diaries! I started a diary for each of them before they were born. It started out as a journal for myself so I wouldn't forget all that was happening to me, my life and my body ... but it eventually morphed into a diary about the girls and our family ... FOR the girls. Needless to say 11 years later I'm a little sick of the whole thing ... but of course can't let go! I haven't updated their diaries since the beginning of school back in September! Oh yes, I PLAN to ... but this mini journal will take the pressure I put on myself that I HAVE to update every little thing and outing we have. Here is a quick pic of my VERY imperfect journal: