One of the things I wanted to help people do with my new class is to be able to quickly go back and document other years of your digital life. I didn’t start doing Project Life properly until 2012, so with my system of getting organized, I decided to start making years starting in 2011 and going backwards. I love the idea of a shelf full of these books and so, that’s what I’m going to do. The only issue is having a good story recall for those past years. I am not going to sweat it, and just use the template option in the course for a shorter journal block. Want to see me feel old? Look at these pages from 2011.
Number of photos taken in January 2011: 136
Number of photos used: 23
Don’t even get me started on how little Cole was.
Aidan’s short hair and the fact that she was still in middle school. Be still my heart.
I had so few photos to choose from that I simply modified my template design. Modifying the templates is something I teach you do to in the class. Oh, but for the love of Harry Potter…
And that wraps up January 2011. It took me 45 minutes, including writing the journaling wherein I had to look at the photos and ask Aidan a few questions to properly recall stuff.
Moving right along to February.
Number of photos taken in February 2011: 186
Number of photos used: 26
That boy with the wig? He just turned 17.
Dan was notably absent from my photo library. I think I need to mention this to my therapist.
And there you have it. I used one of the class template options featuring the shorter journal block because let’s be real: I don’t remember everything that happened in 2011. But that’s really the point of this: it’s okay to not have it all.
I plan to continue working through 2011, order a book, and get it back and share the results. Stay tuned!
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