This week, I am participating in the life documenting process called Week In The Life. You can do this any way you want and it looks different for everybody. This is my first time doing this so I just did what came easy to me and what I can do with the time I have.
Here’s the steps I took to complete this day:
Taking a ton on pictures using my Iphone 6 camera throughout the day. I used timer cam app, for pictures where I wanted to be in it. It’s important to at least have some pictures of me in it.
Using the Project Life App to create layouts below. I did this at the end of the day, right before bed. It’s so easy. I might print them in 12×12 size pages in the future, but for now, I’m using this blog post as my way to document so I’m consider this day done.
I saved the finished layout on my phone, emailed them to myself and added the text thru Picasa. You can add text directly in the app, but I knew that my layouts would be text heavy and find it easier to type using a keyboard.
I didn’t do this in the past because I thought it would be a lot of work and putting it together would be time consuming, but I found a way that works for me, which is doing all digital.
You can take 1 or 50 pictures all day, it doesn’t matter, you do it your own way. Taking the pictures helps me tell the story afterwards, so for example on this day, I took 70+ pictures but used/kept only a quarter of it.
I’m 5 days in (it’s Friday, that I’m typing this post) and I am glad that I’m doing it, there are stories I’ve included that I know will be forgotten in the future, and I’m glad I have these moments captures.
Years from now, my little one will be a big kid, I might not be working at the same place or doing the same thing and etc., glad to have my life.right.now. documented.
****Because my blog is public, I’ve excluded a few layouts for privacy sake.
****typo on the bottom left picture above – Had to switch cars
- Hubby picks up H at day care while I workout after work.
- They both swim when they get home and hubby gives H a bath afterwards
- I get home around 7pm, both of them are lounging in the living room. Hubby is doing work on his spear fishing website and H is watching Mickey Mouse clubhouse.
“Your rhythm might be photos just a few times throughout the day. Your rhythm might be more in the morning and less in the evening or vice versa. This project isn’t meant to be photos of every single moment of your life over the course of the week. Remember that you are telling the story of one week in your life that includes a whole lot of little moments along the way. Those seven days come together to tell one bigger story of what your life is like right now. Stretching it out over seven days allows you to capture bits and pieces here and there and miss some things along the way and still tell a fairly complete story.” —- from Ali Edwards Blog