Someone emailed me last week asking if I was going to participate in Ali Edwards’ Week in the Life™ this year and I was all, “No, I have too much work to even see straight.” That and I figured how many shots of me unshowered and in my pajamas do I really need in any given scrapbook.
And then I remembered.
I’ve only done this project once, back in 2010. (See the album results here)
I remember liking the process well enough, but over the past four years, I just never got geared up to do it again.
So at the last minute, I decided, “What the hell!” and committed to this project for the week. I pulled out my 2010 album this morning and it was like looking into a time capsule of a very different time in my life. I felt moments of joy and moments of sadness. I felt pride for the people my children are becoming, but a mourning for the kids that they used to be. I felt grateful for the things that have changed as well as the things that remained the same. Honestly, I was surprised by the emotion that hit me right in the feels.
So I’m in for 2015. I’m taking a metric ton of photos (mostly with my phone). I got Ali’s 6 x 6 template set and will also add a few of my own into the mix. I will take notes all week long using Ali’s Daily Sheets and then I’ll compile everything digitally when it’s all over. The final step will be to send all pages out to print, then combine them all into a Simple Stories album I’ve had in my office for a while.
Will it be repetitive? Yes.
Will it be fun? I think so.
Will it be something that throws the switch on my emotions years from now? Absolutely.
Here’s to a Week in the Life. Thanks, Ali, for the inspiration.