Have you ever told yourself that you don’t have time to scrapbook?  I’m constantly telling myself that I don’t have time for this or that, but the reality is that I have poor time management skills.   There.  I said it!  Yet, in October, I managed to scrapbook a layout every day…and not just a single page, all but two were double page spreads.  Add to my poor time management skills the fact that I’m the world’s slowest scrapbooker, and this is some kind of miracle (not really…it was Studio J!).  So, I’m not making a New Year’s Resolution, because we all know how that goes.  Instead, I’m issuing a challenge for myself and for you.

In 2013, I will spend 13 minutes a day on memory keeping activities.  You heard me!  I am simply committing to 13 minutes a day.  That is 13 fewer minutes on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or in front of the TV.  I’ve got this!  So, the question is, are you going to join me?  I really hope you will.  We can build a community of memory keepers determined to do a little every day to tell the stories of our lives and preserve the memories that matter the most.

So, where to begin?  Organization!  My craft area is a mess after my marathon handmade Christmas.  Unfortunately, the mess has spread to the dining room table and the kitchen counter.  So, the 13 minutes I spent today barely made a dent in my mess.  I have a feeling that I’m going to need to spend more than 13 minutes tomorrow, so it is a good thing I’m still on vacation.  The good news is that we did put away the Christmas tree today, so that was a major start to my quest for organization.

If you plan on joining me, please leave a comment on this post.  My goal is to start a 13 in 13 mailing list and podcast so that I can give you daily prompts.  I look forward to spending 13 minutes a day with you in 2013!

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