Thursday, 17 September 2015

Blogtember 2015: Obsessions

It's an open invitation to talk about our most recent obsessions today for Blogtember, this was one prompt I didn't have to give much thought about. I knew immediately that right now I have two major obsessions: Becky Higgins  and jigsaw puzzles!

First off, let's talk Becky Higgins. For those of you who are unfamiliar with her, Becky Higgins is the master mind behind Project Life. Beyond that she is passionate about preserving memories, especially the everyday moments. She often uses the phrase "cultivate a good life" and her Pinterest page is full of inspirational quotes related to that idea. Outside of all that creativity and inspiration based on her blog and videos and social media she just seems like a genuinely awesome individual. I just want to spend the day at the Project Life headquarters and help to design PL products and meet the team. And then I want her to take me home with her so I can snoop she can show me all of her personal Project Life folders. We can have coffee and talk about memory keeping and how to document the every day. Since she lives in Arizona (which is a place I've always wanted to visit) I'd have to spend the night. We'd take a break to change into pyjamas and then dig deeper into what it means to cultivate a good life. Moral of the story is, I love this lady and I just really want to be like her.

Moving on to less crazy stalker obsessions...

I've developed a love for jigsaw puzzles. The one pictured above is the one I'm currently working on and let me tell you, it's a challenge. And it's giant, 2000 pieces is a lot of pieces. I also love it. I love that it challenges my brain, forces me to go slow and take my time. Pay close attention to details and know my limits. I'm Type A. I like to have everything organized and finished. You don't put together a 2000 piece puzzle in one sitting. I'm learning to identify when it's time to step away and take a break and I'm always surprised that when I go back to my puzzle hours later I do see pieces that fit together that I didn't notice before. I love that it forces me to celebrate the small victories, finally filling in the missing piece or figuring out a particularly challenging section. 

1 comment:

  1. I used to love jigsaw puzzles! I haven't worked one in such a long time, but I enjoyed them! They do def force you to slow down haha! Which is why they are so relaxing to do sometimes