Friday, September 17, 2010

A Small Goal + A Dare.

So a while ago, Elsie posted a little challenge to make four small, fun goals for yourself. You can see that here.  I don’t love making goals for myself at the best of times and at that specific time I had just returned from India and was starting back to work and I didn’t have the emotional energy or capacity to make four goals for myself. Then the girls at the Dares started back into the fall routine and I thought it would be fun to make a little goal for myself to do all of the prompts that are posted over there (I’d been a long time follower of the Dares but only participated two or three times in the past).

So I made the goal for myself but decided not to blog about it. First reason: I only had one and I was supposed to make four. Second reason: I hadn’t really gotten back into school yet and what if once I got back into the routine I didn’t have the time or energy to do any dares but I had already told everyone I was going to do EVERY. SINGLE. DARE.

Well now I’m sharing the goal with you and you’re probably wondering why the change of heart. Well last night after an extended homework sesh, I got out all my stuff and cranked out a page for the latest dare and I realized that a) I need to make more time to scrap during the school year because it (along with lots and lots of coffee) helps to keep me sane. Also, I am going to do every dare this year. I will. Its a simple as that. I may not get them done in a timely manner, I may not even love the pages. But I will do them. So there. My epiphany.

And because I’ve just bored you with the inner workings of my goal averted, procrastinating soul. I’ll share my layout with you.

Dare 168 – Scrap a soundtrack to a memory. IMG_0685 From my drive to York the past weekend. 20 hours of driving time = just as much listening time. But for the record it shouldn’t have taken 20 hours, close, but not that much – except there was construction in a number of places and a nice detour courtesy of my gps that took me nearly to Syracuse and 3 hours out of my way. Anyways its all good.

So check out the current dare, the super talented and always lovely Steph Wheeler is hosting, and as always the effers are killing it.


Ps. I love you.image image imageSpeaking of Steph, she has an amazing photography project going on right now called On the Table. She puts her camera on various tables and takes a picture of the scene. Its sweet. Aaaand she takes reader submissions. So check it out to see how you can get involved.


  1. Thanks for the shout out, hot stuff! I love your goals.

  2. Love that LO. How nice you drove to V in York! Now you have to drive all the way down here, but it'll take just a little longer...

  3. love the page! I really need to get back into scrapping, I have no reason not to be doing it all day everyday!! Are you gonna do all the old Dares too? Cos I totally need to do that!

  4. My first visit to your blog. Love it. I love the fact then in setting your goal of doing all the dares you gave yourself a little wiggle room (not liking them, not on time..). Goals should be like that, otherwise you set yourself up for a big fail. Good luck and I look forward to visiting again.