I haven’t said much lately about Project Life, but I have, indeed, been keeping up with this fun project. I thought I’d share a little bit of what I’ve been doing.
I’ve just finished the latest page:
One thing that has been a must for me is to keep it simple. Working full-time, being active in organizations and my roles as wife and mother do not make it easy to do this project; I cannot make fancy journaling cards or spots (I wish I could) because I just don’t have the time. I felt badly at first that my album is kind of plain, but for me, the importance of Project Life is to document my life. I try to take at least one photo a day (part of my participation in “Photo-A-Day”), and jot down some details and thoughts on something, even if it’s the photo itself. My album will not be featured any time soon on Ali Edwards’ blog as an example of creative beauty, but I’m just thrilled that I’m still at it, taking my photos, getting them printed and getting down the journaling to go along.
These are just a few examples. Now, as far as how to handle my recent trip to New York, I added one favorite photo for each day, and a journaling card with a quick run-down of where we went on those days:
I am making another Project Life-type album of my New York trip because I have so many photos that I want to use. Consequently, I came up with this idea for using the day stickers in order to document an entire week, then a few days later my mom saw something almost identical on Pinterest. Pretty cool!
So, don’t feel badly if your album isn’t turning out what you wanted it to be; just be sure to document as much as you can, and I either spend 10-15 minutes each day to do that day’s photo+words, or I do a week at a time, but never let myself get more behind than that, or I will never get caught up! Good luck with your Project Life, and I’d love to hear your thoughts on what works for you!