Week in the Life: 2016
I love this project. I am so, so glad to be done, but I love this project. This year, I decided that in order to get it done within my increasingly busy days, i'd have to make a plan, but that plan would have to be simple, too, because ain't nobody got time to be elaborate when even going to the bathroom needs to scheduled.
To get started, I made a list of what I wanted to include from my week:
- daily letters to myself
- doodle prompt sheets to capture the smallest moments
- the good words from others that I was trying so hard to believe & remember
- as many photos as I could from each day (my intention was to take more this year
All in all, that's a pretty simple list, so I printed my photos, pulled out my kit, and got to work. I stuck as close to the kit as possible, and only added in other supplies when I either ran out of cards or made something of my own that I really wanted to add. I wanted to prove to myself once again that "stuff" doesn't make the project, I do.
One of my biggest challenges during this week was trying to believe and remember the good words and encouragement from others, which seems like a much easier task than it is for me. Though I've done screen shots of texts and comments in the past, handwriting those words on slim dividers this time proved both fun and beautiful. I am so glad I have these words that made such a difference with me forever.
It's nothing flashy, or wildly inventive, but it's a true and accurate look at my week, with all the good, bad, and ugly woven in so that when viewed as a whole it's hard to see one over the other; when viewed all together this isn't a good or bad life, it's just a life, lived.