List journaling is a favorite pastime of mine. I love getting all of the wild and crazy thoughts out of my head and down onto paper. I find it so much easier to word-vomit out in lists than trying to turn my thoughts into perfect prose. As such, I’ve been playing along with the 30 Days of Lists semi-annual listing challenge for more than five years now. Sometimes it’s a little break because just five minutes to jot down a few thoughts is all I need. Other times I save up all my lists for the weekend, or a nighttime craft jam. So, here’s what I created for the 30 Days of Lists: March 2016 challenge.
This little project has gifted me some of my all-time favorite scrapbook albums. YES, this is scrapbooking. First of all, even if you’re not using photos (and you totally could), you’re still telling your right-now story through lists. That’s all that matters. Scrapbooking is not just about the photos, it is about so much more.
It’s about the life-documenting.
It’s about the storytelling.
It’s about making a book that says a little bit about who you are right now.
You are creating something FOR YOU.
One of my favorite 30 Lists traditions has been to create different types of albums. As a result, I can flex my creative muscles in a different way each time. Sometimes I make small books, sometimes I make large books, and finally, other times I try to squeeze #30lists into another project I’m working on.
For this edition of 30 Days of Lists: March 2016, I’m using a 7×9 vertical kraft two ring binder. I’ve filled up the album with found paper and other memorabilia. Each page has a pink label running across with the day’s list. This is the same album I used in this past summer’s Find Your Voice workshop. This time, as such I rotated the album 90 degrees so that the binding is on the top and not the left-hand side.