My daughter decided to volunteer for yearbook editor this year.
My daughter likes to take on as many things as possible. It's kind of her deal. She's what they call a real go-getter.
Last year, I served a very minor advisory role for her high school's year book.
This year, not so minor.
That said, Aidan and her staff have worked really hard this year to collate all the material for the book. The only thing they didn't know how to do? Design it or produce it using a magical program called Adobe InDesign.
I worked with Aidan to create a series of templates (there was no way in Hell we were using the Yearbook Company's schlocky templates) and now she's up to her eyeballs with pages to fill, copy to flow (or still write) and deadlines to be met.
After all is said and done, I get to step in and bat clean up.
And I have to admit: I kind of love it.
Even though the yearbook company's list of approved fonts was enough to make me utter a few unsavory comments in the early days of the design—Cooper? Really Yearbook Company? Really?—I've really had fun working on this project with my daughter.
True, I've needed to step back and not just take the dang thing over. I mean, let's face it: I could design and produce this with one hand tied behind my back. That ain't braggin' people. Making publications is kind of my sweet spot. It is nothing, if not fully in my wheelhouse.
Still, I'm not as green as I once was.
That's where my Yearbook Editor comes in.
She's doing a bang up job, y'all.
This project, plus other projects, also partially explain the lighter posting this week. Hoping to actually do my Project Life for last week. Stay tuned…