A few weeks ago I participated in Week in the Life with Ali Edwards. WITL is an in-depth documentation project focusing on everyday life. You can learn more about it here. I *think* this is my 5th time playing along with WITL. And here’s where I get really transparent. I have taken loads of photos, written many many words, and… that’s it. I don’t think I’ve made a single page with any of it. Not one. It’s kinda embarrassing. But as my friend Megan says, “Document now, make later”. It will be there for me when I’m ready to deal with it.
So enough about the past, let’s talk about 2016. I was WAY more laid back this time around. I took way less photos, and wrote way less words. (Is that a real sentence?) The reason behind this change was that I looked back at 2015’s WITL, which I did back in August, and not that much has changed. Last year I went into great detail about our life, why we do the things we do, our routines, etc. And it’s pretty much exactly the same. Usually our lives are quite different from one WITL to the next. That’s why I love this project so much, seeing all the everyday details change over time. But this year I didn’t feel any pressure since last year was so heavily documented.
I think having less documentation will equal less overwhelm, and hopefully that will allow me to actually make pages! I’m planning to do a mix of page styles, mostly multi photo layouts. They’ll go into my regular 2016 album. I would like to have them all finished by the end of June.
Here are the first few pages for Monday. I think I have enough photos for two more pages.
The first page explains Week in the Life and gives an overview of our morning routine. Which apparently involves more pictures of cats than people.
The second page shows what things are like after Jason leaves for work. Breakfast, the weather, my planner, my morning chore list, a silly text exchange with my sister, and lunch.
Project 2016 May kit, stickers, and flair by Connie Prince
Reflections May template by Dagi
And the third page is just a series of Miss Kitty Being Cute photos. I wish they’d turned out better so you could fully appreciate her adorableness. Also very time I look at that card I think of Snoop Dogg.
Furry Friends Meow by Cornelia Designs
Make It Three vol. 2 template by Dagi
So there you have it, three pages down, fifteen(ish) to go! No wait, this page happened during WITL, so four pages done! Woohoo!