I am a Lister:
I am a Lister because keeping things simple and organized helps me focus on what matters most. I spent too many years feeling distracted and unproductive. My photos and important files were spread across multiple drives and computers. I was spending too much time putting out fires at home and work; I wasn’t making real progress. Everything was a mess.
There was a particularly low point where I was feeling depressed and overwhelmed. I remember a conversation quite vividly where my mom told me that sometimes you have to just muddle through, to fake it until you make it. She suggested I make a list and work just on that until it was done. Then, I could make a new list. She said that when I had a list in front of me, that it would free me from worrying about all the other stuff that was making my head spin. I did that, and it worked.
Today, whenever I feel a jumble in my head – about anything – I make a list to sort it out. I even teach my students at Simple Scrapper to do the same. I really believe that being a Lister has the power to make your life more graceful and more meaningful. We all have “stuff” that we’re facing, but lists for gratitude as well as for to-do’s can help you make sense of this crazy world.
Now’s the time!
We’d love for you to join us in March for another round of 30 Days of Lists. Another quick journaling challenge. Another opportunity to record YOUR STORY.
Not everyone can make a mini scrapbook every week or an art journal page every night.
30 Days of Lists is our encouragement and challenge to you that you CAN journal just something every day- even something as small as a list.
Every day through the month of March 2013, we will be posting a list prompt – anything from weekend goals to celebrity crushes. At the end of the 30 days you’ll have a collection of entries creating a small snapshot of your life right now.
Only 5-10 minutes per day are really needed. While you’re waiting for someone, or when you’re the passenger in the car. You can even download the list topics ahead of time to get a jump start!
There’s no wrong way to do this and if you don’t like a prompt on a certain day, just change it.
What does registration include?
Once you register you will receive an automatically downloadable file giving you access to the private blog for March 2013’s 30 Days of Lists.
The #30Lists challenge blog is open immediately (and will remain available for at least a year).
Upon logging in, you’ll have immediate access to:
- private forum just for March #30Lists participants
- printable downloads with ALL of March’s list topics (for those of you who want the topics ahead of time
Throughout February, we’ll introduce:
- tutorial on adding images to the Flickr group
- tutorial on using the #30Lists hashtag for Instagram
- tutorial on using the forum
- additional exclusive list-related DIY project
- introductions to our sponsors
- Kam and Amy’s individual #30Lists books
- ‘your take’ on the #30Lists book covers
Starting March 1:
- 1 new list topic will be posted each morning
- additional exclusive tutorials
- additional giveaways
- list topics hosted by some of our sponsors
- ‘your take’ posts high-lighting the lists all of you are making
Start stocking up on your sticky-notes, ordering notebooks from your favorite online sellers, or creating a journal of your own to house your lists, March 1st will be here before we know it.
The daily list prompts won’t start until March 1st, but you can trust us when we say that it’s an excellent idea to check the private blog regularly between now and then for tutorials, updates, and maybe a giveaway or two.
Also, it isn’t too early to get to know your fellow Listers!
Speaking of the list prompts, they will be available on a daily basis shortly after 2:00 a.m. Pacific time. If you would rather have all of the lists at once, feel free to print them out in the ‘Printables Section’ of the private blog.
Jennifer loves creative memory keeping and keeping life simple. You can find her blogging and teaching at Simple Scrapper, where you can save time and scrapbook more. You can also find Jennifer on Twitter or Instagram.