I’ve fallen off the Project Life sharing pace for the past few weeks. Truth be told, I have fallen off the actual making of the pages pace as well.
My approach has been fairly consistent for the past few years: I pick a day and I make the pages. If it’s a habit it gets done, but as soon as I start to push it off, the habit weakens. So this week, I’m going to share the past three weeks and then dive into my Project Life dilemma, which really isn’t as ominous as it sounds. First up, the past three weeks.
The coolest thing about Week 39? Aidan and her friends went camping for the weekend and she took a ton of shots with her phone, which she then shared with me. In fact, Aidan and I recently set up a new shared photo stream so she can quickly share photos with me on my phone. We both agreed this could be a cool set up when she’s off at school and wants to share stuff from afar.
Week 40 is very themed, if you couldn’t tell. This is what happens when you don’t take a ton of photos. You just fill your page with Halloween décor. I kept Week 40 to just a single page. To balance out the single page, another single page for Week 41.
Now for the dilemma.
Okay, technically it’s not a dilemma but rather an executive decision. Many of you know that if you document the entire year traditionally, it can take two binders to fit the entire 52 weeks. That was my case last year. But this year, because I went digital at Week 18, I think I’m going to be able to fit the entire year into a single We R Memory Keepers album. It’s going to be close.
See how the bulkier meets the not-so-bulky?
The question at hand is this: do I consciously make more single page entires as opposed to double page ones in order to guarantee they all fit, even if it means cutting out photos that could have fit in regular two-page spreads?
Or does it even matter at this point, with just about 10 weeks left?
I know. The decisions I face.
I’m just not an fan of overstuffed albums. There. I said it.
This has also got me thinking about 2014. Maybe I want to ditch the album altogether and simply create a printed book at the end of the year. I know there’s an appeal in terms of space and efficiency. That said, I still like ordering my digital pages every few months and getting those prints in hand and into an album.
Feel free to weigh in. Would you edit your photos to fit the space you had? Would you ever mix digital and traditional? Would there ever be a reason to? Would you miss the immediacy by waiting a whole year to make a book? Would you ever go back to the traditional approach after doing it digitally? What works for you?
By all means, share your thoughts.
And that’s all I wrote for Weeks 39 to 41.