Today I'm sharing #WITLmemories from Kristin Tweedale (you might be more familiar with her as @rukristin). She's included some great tips and ideas below as she reflects on her past Week In The Life™ projects.
#WITLmemories is all about sharing the Week In The Life™ love. It's about re-visitng our past projects (to reflect and learn and get inspired), sharing ways of telling the story of our daily lives, and creating a community of people around this popular project to support and encourage one another.
You're invited to share your own personal favorite #WITLmemories via Instagram, Facebook or your blog. What do you love about the project? What do your past albums mean to you now? Feel free to share a link to your blog post in the comments below.
Here's a look at Kristin's past projects:
Monday, September 9th 2013
Because I never know what the light is going to be like throughout the day, I chose to print all my Week in the Life photos in black and white. It lets me capture the little details that I relish capturing during Week in the Life. Moments in the beginning of the day, like this one: snapping a quick photo of my iPod classic on my bedspread, first thing in the morning. Documenting the little toy I bought myself in more than ten years ago as a freshman in college and still use every night to help me fall asleep.
Tuesday, October 28th 2014
As someone who works at home and is alone most of the day, it can be difficult to find ways to document my life. I set timers throughout the day to help remind me to take snapshots of my right now life. On this sluggish Tuesday, I took a picture of myself and a picture of the project I was working on and spiced it up with bright yellow journaling cards. I love using colors and patterns to help reinforce the feelings of a particular story.
Wednesday, September 11 2013
This photo might not seem like much at first, but it's what it means to me that really matters. This is the street where I live (or did in 2013). On this morning, September 11th, I got up and went into the middle of the street and snapped this photo, looking westward. Had been facing eastward, I would have been looking directly towards Manhattan. Looking at the skyline, all eight miles away, without the towers, is still pretty hard, but it's still a part of my life and deserves to be documented. That's why I went with the reverse photo -- even without all the background story, it's still a great picture of the street on which I lived.
Thursday, October 30th, 2014
Thursdays are a big photo day for me, and this one was no exception. On this page, I let the photos speak for themselves and left them alone with no journaling to guide the stories. I took a bunch of photos throughout the day, one of me in front of my new-found favorite selfie mirror, a few of J (my person) asleep in our sparsely furnished new home, and a few others. Sometimes for me, its important to step back from the words and let the pictures document the details of my everyday life.
Friday, October 31st, 2014
Chores. I make it a point to document the little things that I don't put in any of my other scrapbooks in my Week in the Life album. I try to ask myself throughout the week, 'what does my right now look like'. As I was rushing around the house trying to get it decent for our Halloween party that evening. On this page I have a photo of me chopping some vegetables and quick shot of the messy laundry room. I'm so glad, I managed to capture a few of the moments that made the whole night happen.
For more information about Week In The Life™ check out my projects page and pre-order your kit that makes it easy to focus on capturing and celebrating your words and photos with a fun, story-focused intentional embellishments. Week In The Life™ 2015 will happen in mid-late August. If you want to dive even deeper you can also check out my archive of past Week In The Life™ blog posts.