Pursuit of Happiness

This is pretty much the worst time ever for my family. My uncle has terminal cancer and may be going to the hospital. My cousin unexpectedly died a week ago. I would say it can’t get any worse but I know it can.


I have pretty much excepted that I won’t be able to go to Mexico in October. What did I learn? Do not seize the moment. Do not just do it (especially if it costs money!) Be realistic. THINK through everything before you act. Is it all up to you or are you relying on others to do their part? Etc.

I don’t know what I’m going to do. I’m not going to waste the plane ticket. I am super bummed that I won’t be able to go to Mexico for a loooooong time. I blew my chance. 😦 I kind of need a real vacation. Meaning to not travel when I get 3 days off in October. I need to relax after not having time off from work since June.

If I do go somewhere next month, I was thinking of going to NYC since I haven’t spent a lot of time there. In 2010, I spent most of my time around 5th Ave and Central Park. That was pretty much it. I would love to explore NY. I want to get on the subway. 🙂 I was thinking about going to LA but I would need a car and I’m not down with that. I haven’t done enough research on San Fransisco. I probably wouldn’t need a car if I could afford to book the right hotel.

I’m cancelling my internet sabbatical for this week. I need to constantly check the status of my birth certificate. And if I’m actually going anywhere, I need the net for research.

There is still a 5% chance Mexico might happen. PLEASE.


Most people post their Project Life layouts weekly. Since I’m not doing it weekly this year, I’m going to post whatever I have when I get it done. For now there will be a lot of updates. But once I’m done with getting my current pics in, I’m not ordering anymore pics until November/December so there will be a drought of Project Life posts. (Yes I could just print my pics but I think ordering them is cheaper).

Here is my official 1st page:

I changed some things around to make it more personal. That empty space will be a pic of me.

My first completed regular page:

(I used cards to cover up a pic of me. I need photoshop. Heh). This layout includes:

  • 3 pics of Jewel in concert around 1999 or 2000. I have no clue.
  • A pic I took of actress Anne Heche in DC during May of 2005
  • The Hunger Games movie ticket stub (2012)
  • Michelle Obama ticket
  • D’Angelo/Mary J. Blige concert ticket (2012)
  • A regular journal card from the project life kit.
  • A pic of me on my birthday probably in 2006 (covered)

I’m done with that page and I will not touch it again! 🙂 As you can see I have given up on doing this for a certain time frame. This book will be for my LIFE. I hope I don’t run out of room. I don’t have a lot of old school pics so I should be fine. In 2013, I will do the traditional Project Life for the year.

This is my version of regular scrapbooking:

alma mater

That is a 8 x 11 insert in my album. I was looking for my birth certificate and found a few things so I decided to ‘scrap’ it. The page includes

  • A postcard of one of my favorite spots on campus
  • me journaling my top 5 memorable moments of college life
  • the academic calender for the years I was there (so glad I found that!)
  • some cutouts from random 12×12 scrapbook paper (I think that is called “embellishments” in the scrap world)

I was able to throw stuff away since I could cut out and save the important stuff. So yay for that. 😉

In case anyone is still wondering what the hell Project Life is. Here is your answer: (It is a long video but I love it).

I will be posting the last of my project life layouts in a week or so. Then no more until the end of the year. (sorry about the quality of the pics. they will look better next time).


I will wait until after my second jewelry class to blog about it. I won’t judge on first impressions even though I’m pretty sure they judged me. I hope I find out what is going on with my birth certificate today. Edit: It looks like they found my BC but the website isn’t clear. Anyhow, it still doesn’t mean I’m getting my passport on time. They haven’t even shipped my BC yet.

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