everybody! This is Karen Grunberg with Big Picture Scrapbooking.
I'm so excited to tell you about my new Project Now class
called "The Book of Why".
book is something that's near and dear to my heart and
it sits on my desk and I sneak a peek at it every time
I'm feeling down or wondering why I'm doing what I'm doing.
point of this book is to remember why you do the important
things in the your life. For each of us, there are different
reasons why we think we must work or why we are married
to the person we are married to and why we have children
and why we might scrapbook or why we spend time reading
books or taking classes or anything else that you do.
And sometimes at the end of the day when we are really
tired or worn out, we tend to forget why we are doing
the things we are doing. Why is it that I'm spending energy
and time reading the story for the 48th time to my child?
Why is it that I have to wake up every morning and go
to this job? Why is it that this person who is driving
me insane today is the person that I chose to marry? Each
one of us has those days where we feel really worn out
and we feel like we just can't take it anymore. We don't
remember why we made the choices we made and why we're
living the life we are living.
point of this book is to take a moment and think of all
the big areas of our lives, all the main things that we
spend our time on, that we want to put our effort into,
and then remember why we are doing them. Why did we start
them to begin with? Why do I care about being a wife?
Why do I want to be a mother? Why do I spend time scrapbooking?
Why do I take photographs? These are all things that I
spend a lot of time and energy doing in my day, and you
know there are only a limited amount of minutes every
single day, so if I'm spending energy doing these things,
then I'm not spending energy doing something else. I think
it's important for me to remember why I'm doing it, because
that is actually the fuel I need to get me going through
those rough days. It's the little thing that gives me
the energy boost. It's the thing that reminds me why I
picked that particular task or that particular person
or that particular roll to begin with. I think it is important
to have such a big reminder, not just on the rough days,
but also on the good days to celebrate why I love being
a mom and why my kids are the best things that have ever
happened to me.
in short, this project is just a way for us to remember
why we did the things we are doing, not "what"
we are doing and not "how" we are doing it,
but "why" we are doing it? What's the core point
behind it? What's the core purpose behind it?
hope you will join me in this little journey of creating
this wonderful little book together. It is something that
I really, really cherish and something that I really enjoyed
making and it gave me a new perspective so each time my
son drives me just a little bit insane, I go and open
my book and I remember why. Each time I have a little
fight with my husband, I go and I look at my book and
it makes me feel much better, and it makes me remember
hope you will join me in making your little Book of Whys.
I look forward to seeing you in the classroom. Have a