Just as I used to be a little OCD with my cardmaking, I was naturally the same with my scrapbooking. EVERYTHING had to be done in chronological order. This made it pretty difficult to get past, well, junior high school.
The best thing I could have done with my time was to just scrapbook as I could and do the pages in no particular order. I do still have all of my pictures boxed up according to year, but I randomly pick one box to work on (2002) and I just finished the whole thing!
I didn't chronologically scrapbook the year, either. I just randomly picked pictures and would finish those and move on to some new ones.
This layout, titled Camping with my Sweetheart, is about our camping trip we took with my family just before we got married.
It's fun (and wierd) to see a younger version of ourselves. It's also interesting that, 10 years later, we still go to this exact same spot to camp each year. The fishing is just as good now as it was back then.
I don't normally scrapbook on really busy patterned paper, such as I used on the right. But in this case, I think the continuity of pictures on the bottom, along with the solid background on the left helped make it less distracting.
It's also fun to use newer products on older pictures. I remember going to the scrapbook store with my friends and everything was so limited (and generic.) Things have definately changed!
Also, I should specify that I am done scrapbooking 2002 except for our wedding. That is going to be a project all on its own!