I DID IT! I finally did it!
I have a problem finishing tasks. Especially tasks that are for myself and don’t have a set deadline.
And it drives me crazy.
You see, I love taking photos of my children. And I love staring at their adorable faces in my favourite shots even more.
I used to be a scrapbooker. Before I started blogging. Blogging killed the scrapbooking star.
But now the only place my photos live is online. The rest of the time they are trapped in hard drives, unseen and deperately missed.
Just before Olivia was born, we painted the inside of our house. I refused to put the artwork back up because I was determined to cover my walls with photos of my children.
Olivia will be three in September and my walls are bare.
SO, this summer I am determined to tackle my photo developing procrastination!
I will print, frame and hang photos. (Watch out — I promise you and myself that I will tackle my walls very soon!)
But this weekend, I began to tackle making PHOTO BOOKS!
I have never ordered a photo book! I have started them. But I have never finished and ordered one.
Something urgent always comes up and I don’t get it finished. Time passes and I forget my log in. And it all disappears…
This weekend, I started my book making quest by simply hitting ‘create books’ on Flickr. That took me to Snapfish and I quickly made a couple books using their autofill and a few edits. It was addictively simple.
But I wanted more.
I wanted to conquer Blurb.
Last month I had made an account, downloaded the software and uploaded some photos. BUT, par for the course, I didn’t finish it.
Well, today is the day that I END that procrastination. The day I put my analysis paralysis behind me. I will not be trapped by my perfectionism. I do not need to record my children’s entire lives in my first book.
I can just do a book. It doesn’t have to be perfect. It doesn’t have to be complete. It just has to be.
Here is a photo in mid-tackle:
And it is.
It is done.
Check it out.
I feel liberated. I ordered one for my kids, (read: me.) Then I made a version for Julia and Sophia, a version for my mom, and a version for my in-laws that didn’t have all the photos of Susan’s kids.
Four books ordered and on their way to my house. Now I just can’t wait to get them.
What are you tackling this week? Link up show off…
Tell us what you’re up to with all your other tackles… housework and otherwise… add your link to your tackle in the MckLinky below!
Each week on Tuesday, we are posting before and after pictures of a project or trouble area that we tackled this week.
Find out more about Tackle It Tuesday here.
The project can be little or big – whatever you want.
Basically, Tackle It Tuesday is about giving ourselves incentive, deadlines and satisfaction in getting our household tasks done.
(It doesn’t even have to be housework… just whatever is on your To Do list.)
If you tackled a project this week, just add a comment and add your link below.
Here is a fun thumbnail style linky…
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