You might already know that I am a person of enthusiasm and zest.
I am as excitable as a child, and I “do the Debbie” quite often. 🙂
My list of writing projects I’ve written up for myself is now very long, simply because the ideas keep coming.
Last year, before I started this blog in August, I began to buy sketch pads and paints and crayons and watercolors. I all of a sudden wanted to express myself creatively with color.
Very early in January I was at a craft store for something and happened upon the scrapbooking section. My oh my, I thought I was in heaven on earth. There were all the textures, sizes, thicknesses of all types of paper and decorations and stickers that a person could ever want and need. It took a major effort on my part to tell myself, “no, it’s not time yet. Work on your book first.”
Now I’ve seen a catalogue of scrapbooking items, and do you think that caused a stir in me? Yes, it did – and I thought, “if I start this and find it fun and exciting like writing is, then I’m in TROUBLE! ” Writing every day is already consuming me (in a good way) and I doubt there’s room for a hobby.
Maybe you can help me figure this out? Would it be so terribly wrong to start a hobby when my life is already lovely and full and fun? I don’t want a house of craft items I don’t use, and I still intend to get back to the painting and drawing – but I don’t know when.
If you are a “scrapbooker”, how many hours per week would you say you spend on it? What are the advantages, and also disadvantages, of scrapbooking for you?
I really do want your opinion if you would be so inclined to express it.