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February 8, 2012

A Day In The Life | Documenting Today

Thursday With Anna
From February 2010.

Happy Wednesday!

Here’s my goals for today as I document A Day In The Life:

1. Take a bunch of photos. I feel like I’ve slacked off a lately. Some of my favorite photos have come from the times when I’ve been consciously documenting our days (such as during Week In The Life). I’m thinking I’ll probably do a combination of iPhone and DSLR with the intent to create a “picture story” (via Henri Cartier-Bresson) of my day. I’m hoping to get some good use out of the wireless remote I recently purchased for my bigger camera.

2. Really capture a written look at the basic everyday details (times, places, events) combined with observations, thoughts and gratitudes of life right now.

I’m planning to add my content to my Project Life album. I created an 8.5×11 layered template for photos (it will be available at Designer Digitals on Thursday) that I’m going to pair that with the Daily Sheets (no need to re-write or type all that content over again).

No matter what time you come across this post today (or in the days to come), it’s not to late to do this on your own. There’s never a perfect day for this project. Maybe you do it for half the day or tomorrow or the next day or next week. You don’t have to add it to Project Life. Maybe at the end of the day you look back and see five stories you want to tell. Maybe just one. Maybe you’ll create a minibook of your day or a single layout. Or maybe you will post on your blog and capture the content with words and photos online.

Whatever you do, it counts.

I’m doing this today because I need to see, via words and photos, where we are (I am) right now. I need to be reminded of all that is good and loving even in the midst of a major life transition. I’ve learned over the years that these sorts of projects have a way of bringing that all to the surface and it helps me see the areas I may need/want to make adjustments in daily routines.

Click here to download the A Day In The Life freebie.

To help celebrate today, and encourage you along the way, I designed a digital freebie for you. It includes two PNG files (one 4×6 and one 3×4) and two Silhouette Studio files. For more information on working with digital files check out my links for Getting Started With Digital Scrapbooking.

Have fun today. No rules. No stress.

Comments

  • 101.
    lynne said…

    thanks so much for sharing this!

  • 102.
    Gwenipooh said…

    thank you so much for this great freebie

  • 103.
    Smitha Katti said…

    I just finally finished my layout with all the photos from my ‘a day in the life” http://www.smilingcolors.com/2012/03/project-life-2012-a-day-in-the-life/ Thanks for the inspiration and thanks for the free download!

  • 104.
    Debra said…

    So cool! Thank You!

  • 105.
    JulieBee in Iowa said…

    Thank you for your cute word art. I love the picture of you and your daughter reading. It’s a great perspective and I love how she is looking at the camera.

  • 106.
    anna said…

    thank-you! :)
    a

  • 107.
    Re Sales said…

    Thank you sweetie. Love, love this!

  • 108.
    pearl said…

    hi ali, thanks for this freebie. will be adding this cut file to my PL album.

  • 109.
    Joy Gissing (groovyvirgochick) said…

    Thanks Ali. I am going to the poor house trying to purchase all your designs whether they be your stamps or your digital products. Love your work.

  • 110.
    Cristina said…

    Which font you used? Thanks

  • 111.
    Maren said…

    Thanks a lot,- its cute!

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