Stop the madness! (No such thing as being "behind" on Project Life)
Then I read on a group I'm on a post by another girl saying they were behind on Project Life and asking others how far behind they were.
I see this repeating trend lately, on boards and in comments from people saying they are "behind" on Project Life x number of weeks/months. And I say, stop it right now! :)
I don't generally (there are always exceptions) see many posts on scrapbook forums from people saying they are so behind in their scrapbooking. Scrapbooking should be a fun, creative way to document your photos and memories. Project Life is another form of scrapbooking. It is meant to be fun and simple (though of course you can make it as elaborate as you like). But please, don't think of yourself as "behind" all the time. Think of it like you're recording your memories and enjoying the process.
I feel that the minute you start thinking you're "behind," it becomes a chore to catch up. Then, eventually, you're most likely going to fail. It's like that "catch-all" room in the house, where you just keep piling stuff up while you clean the rest of the place. Eventually, the task to clean and organize that room is so overwhelming you just don't know where to begin and you never get to actually doing it.
I don't really mean to rant on this subject or put down anyone's feelings, but it breaks my heart every time I read that someone is 2 months behind at Project Life. I've also read many times where someone just fell (what they consider to be) months behind in a given year because of the summer break or a death in the family or another event and just gave up entirely. I believe in the Project Life method, and I hate to see the sadness I'm seeing when someone is "failing."
So please, be happy that you're documenting at whatever pace you're comfortable with. Be excited when you finish a spread, don't think about the other weeks or months or years you have left to pull together. Just plug along, do what you can, and don't keep thinking that you're "behind." ENJOY the process, don't put so much pressure on yourself to stay current. Nagging to-do list items only stress you out. Why make something that should be fun just another chore? That's no fun!