I turned 50 this year!
There I said it out loud.
It sounds old to be 50 but really I feel no different, the saying - 'you are as young as you feel' still applies as it has done for me for many a year. Unfortunately that saying now come with health and safety warnings!
Now with this new era of my life I find myself looking around at different aspects of it and needing to change a lot of things around, redecorating and generally having a good sort out. Joining new groups and wanting to visit those places around the world I still haven't discovered (even thinking about cruises!).
As I intend to live until around the 100 years mark I feel that this could therefore be called my mid-life crisis! Although to be fair it's not so much a crisis as a re-evaluation (play it down Kerry!).
Next year will be the year for re-designing my garden, decorating my bedroom and meeting some new friends at the first Like Forever Retreat.
With the new upheaval I am determined to sort, date and re-home ALL my scrapbook pages!
Of course when I say 're-home' I don't mean they are going to leave my home just a big re-shuffle.
I have removed every page and emptied every album so that I can sort them into chronological order which for me is a mammoth task that I have been putting off for years!
I haven't had enough albums so have been storing my finished layouts in old pizza boxes and I am REALLY bad at finishing off the pages with journaling and dates!
I tried sorting them on my bed but just didn't have the room for all the year piles, so....
I smiled sweetly at my local pizza takeaway and bought 20 boxes and dated them all for the past 20 years.
All my loose pages (now stored upright in a cupboard) are now in the process of being sorted into the dated boxes. Each page is checked for date and journaling, some of the pre-digital are proving difficult to date! Then placed into their relevant box.
I have ordered some new albums in anticipation of this task being completed in the next week or so and look forward to having order restored!
I will keep you posted!
Until we meet again.