I’m a little stressed and overwhelmed writing this blog right now. You see, I had a blog post finished, ready to hit publish, and then it disappeared. Gone! No undo could undo my error. Now I’m having a mini meltdown. Why? I don’t know. This is a supposed to be fun, easy, and rewarding, right?
Isn’t that why we scrapbook because it’s fun and rewarding. Yet, we’ve all gotten to the point where it gets too stressful and overwhelming. Our memories can happen as quickly as I hit the cancel button on my computer. That’s why it’s important to record our memories, remember the moments, and capture the emotions but we have to remember to take it day-by-day.
That is why capturing a Week in the Life will be a good, maintainable challenge. It’s not too taxing as the Project 365 may feel but it gets you thinking about the week ahead of you. You know that there will be great memories, so-so moments, and times that you’ll want to just fast-forward right through. That is why documenting one week in your life makes a meaningful impact to telling your life story. It’s a small glimpse into the person you are right now.
Now with that in mind, I want to move on to helping you journal the Week in Your Life. I’m going to make this short and sweet since I don’t want any more mini meltdowns. Journaling is just as important as the photos that you take but it can get overwhelming too. So do what’s comfortable to you, whether it’s keeping a journal each night, carrying a notebook in your purse, or jotting down scribbles on post-it notes. If you need a place to start try using my Simple System.
What’s Happening in the Photo:
What You’re Doing In The Moment:
How You Felt at the Moment:
Three Fun Facts About You at this Moment:
Here is a favorite photo from yesterday. Proof that all photos don’t have to be perfect to be scrapbooked. Like you, I’m learning as I go. Here’s how I fill out my Simple System:
Date/Time Taken: Monday, March 15 around 8:30 p.m.
Place Taken: The gym in the dorms which is open 24/7
What’s Happening in the Photo: I’m doing my daily training for the Ogden half marathon; ran 3.5 miles last night.
Behind-the-Scene Info: I had the gym to myself; I laid on the treadmill next to me to shoot this image.
What You’re Doing In The Moment: I was watching my guilty pleasure Celebrity Fit Club, running on speed 4.3, and running for stress relief.
How You Felt at the Moment: Strong and happy; it had been difficult for me to run the distance a few days before.
Three Fun Facts About You at this Moment: I work two different part-time jobs and take night classes; I run every night after class so I can watch TV since I don’t pay for cable; my goal is to lose 5 lbs this week.
Go forth and shoot. See you tomorrow.