Week in the Life Day 2 is done and maybe I should apologize in advance—or not—because Tuesday was really kind of a meh day. With the exception of work (something that nearly without fail always brings me immense satisfaction) everything else—the weather, my mood, my interactions—were just meh. My photos were dark, too. In fact, last night when I realized I’d only taken 23 photos I said out loud, “Yeah, that project went well” in regards to continuing on this week. I was pretty sure I was done with it.
I think if you read my pages you’ll realize there’s actually a lot of heavy stuff just under the surface. I don’t believe in laying it ALL out there in my albums. Do I believe in documenting the truth? Yes, but not necessarily every last one of the nitty gritty details.
But then I woke up today and said, “Work with what you have.”
I guess my point is that if the project is designed to reflect real life, I say, let it, even if it’s not perfectly lit and wonderful.
Every day you get is, in fact, a new day to experience life with a better attitude. That’s my goal for today, and every day.
But enough of my yakkin’… let’s boogie!*
If you like the templates I am using, it’s this set from Ali Edwards.
*the first person to name the movie that quote is from will get to pick out anything they want from my CZ Design collection for free, because it means you and me, we’re like in a mind meld, or something.
This is Spinal Tap
“…it goes to eleven.” (Oh, how I love thee, Christopher Guest.)
Cathy Zielske says
And we have a WINNER. 🙂 Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell me what you want, woman!
Come on! Don’t wait! Mime is money!
This has Made. My. Day! No…my week…in the life!!! Surely it’s a sign. Thank you for always entertaining and inspiring.
Brenda Howell says
Love Spinal Tap!!! And I always love your realness
We must be in a mind meld because I am about to take a rare morning shower. 😉 I’ve pondered but never actually done Week in the Life. You are inspiring me to quit thinking and just boogie already.
Your “meh” day has inspired me to try WITL again. I had high hopes on Monday, but I work a desk job, so my days are pretty much get everyone ready in the morning, drop everyone where they need to be, sit in my office until 5, then go home and take care of everyone again until bedtime. Not very inspiring for photos, LOL! But maybe I’ll start over next week and try documenting the “things” as well (like skateboards on the stairs, etc.). Thank you!
Cathy Zielske says
You should do it! I mean, I feel like looking back at life… i don’t know, even the crappy days… I think I’ll be glad i did it.
Tuesday must have been “meh” day for a lot of us. Mine was too and turned into “first world problem” last evening when I realized visits to my website because of WITL has exceeded my bandwidth and I was up til 1:30am trying to reset every post back to default til I can figure out how to prevent that from happening again. All I can do is laugh about it now. I’m sorry your Tuesday was less than stellar. Today is a brand new day, just waiting for all of us to kick it’s butt. 🙂
On a whole other note, your picture of the Prince song on your radio made me decide to share this story with you: When I was in college, taking my 4th year of spanish, our professor gave us an assignment where he first asked for a list of our favorite music groups. From those lists he assigned us one and we had to write out the lyrics in spanish to one of our most favorite songs by the assigned group. I had a small list to be assigned from (Green Day, Charlie Parker, Duke Ellington and Prince.) He assigned me Prince and I, in turn, handed in the lyrics to Gett Off, in spanish. The next time the class met after that assignment, the professor stood in front of the room and read the lyrics of everyone’s song choices in spanish (not giving out the titles) and everyone in the class had to write the english translation and hand it in for a grade. So yeah, my spanish classmates wrote out the words in english to Gett Off and got a grade for it. (Thank you Prince for a priceless college spanish experience!)
Hope today is a better day in your world.
Cathy Zielske says
Oh my God. That is HILARIOUS. Because let’s be real: those lyrics are raunchy. They ALWAYS make me laugh.
LOL! Great story Maureen 🙂
You have 20 more photos than what I took yesterday and I’m still going strong. I may have to supplement when I get down to the business of putting this album together but that’s the way it goes.
Tuesday was totally a meh day for me too. Not sure what to think about the full moon on Friday the 13th this week! :-/
Cathy I absolutely love your style. Embrace our imperfection. My week in the life documentation just change as I too was thinking I didn’t start on time now I have to let it go this time. But you helped me realize I too can work with what I have. Keep it true, simple and honest. Beautiful. THANKS
You are so relatable. Best way to end my day was reading your post. Have a good night, Cathy.
Cathy Zielske says
🙂 Glad you stopped by!
Some days are just days; they can’t always be super spectacular and filled with unicorns farting rainbows. Keeping it real is totally okay. As a side note, I totally feel you on the Prince front. I went down to the Strib building in Mpls to see the photo exhibit they put up in his honor. Beautiful black and white photos that I’ll think about when I jam out to “Cream” in the car.