Week in the Life: Getting Started
My new reading chair, lamp light, the dark morning sky just beyond the curtains, a cup of coffee, and most shockingly, a Monday off work. The guilt of taking a Monday off subsided the minute I sat in my insanely comfortable new chair, heard the clank of the old radiators whistling and humming their way on, and took my first sip of coffee. As the radiators sputter and squeak, some of their whistles sounds more like beeps, like a faint telegram being sent across the wires, and I imagine they are sending me a message to relax, just a bit.
It is so easy for me, seeing one of my team members in need of rest and recharge, to encourage them to take a day and take it easy, but it has never been the same when I turn that lens to myself, so this day off feels indulgent, necessary, and triumphant. It's a lot for one small day, I know, but oh, it does make me happy.
It is also the first day for Week in the Life with Ali Edwards, and I am rather excited to participate this year. It's been almost one year since I started Project Life, which spiraled into a world of other memory keeping projects, and any avenue to tell more of my story, of the stories around me, is important to me.
I've decided to blog my way through the week, using this page to digitally capture the days, and as a resource while I move through physically capturing them in my album. Writing through my life helps me to better understand it and make sense of it all, but the cutting, taping, and gluing of the days with paper, scissors, and glue is what reminds me to pay attention to how it all fits together, and why that's important.
It's definitely not glamorous, and it might be rather boring, but it's real, and it's mine. It's just another week in this life...