Day in the Life™ Memory Keeping Project

Wouldn’t it be amazing to have a scrapbook, or journal, from your grandmother that showed what her life was like for one typical, average day; maybe from when she was first married, after she just became a new mother, or some other snapshot from her past? There would be so many things, that at the time probably seemed insignificant or unimportant, that would be so fun to look back on now after the passage of time.

Another class that Ali Edwards offers on her site is a Day in the Life™ which encourages participants to document one day from the time they get up until they go to bed that night. Technically, it’s documenting the full 24 hours. You can learn more about Ali and her One Little Word® project that I do each year on my previous blog post One Little Word® Memory Keeping Project. She’s amazing, and I highly recommend following her blog.

I am intrigued by the Day in the Life™ class although I have never actually done it. I have finished similar projects including a traditional mini-scrapbook that documented a week in my life back in 2009. This week, I got an e-mail reminder from Ali that the next day in the life project is coming up on March 29, 2016. It’s a great project to celebrate the start of spring. If I can squeeze it in, between building my blog and gearing up for the A to Z Blogging Challenge in April, I’d really love to participate this year. I think my future grandchildren might enjoy looking at the scrapbook someday.

I say “successfully” complete because I have actually attempted the class before, although I didn’t actually make the album. I did however take pictures throughout the day, and even without any other memorabilia or journaling, it’s fun to look back at one random day from last spring.

What story did my pictures tell from last year?

  • I snack a lot throughout the day: some healthy, some not so healthy. Dark chocolate is a big part of my daily routine.
  • I love my space heater, and use it more than I should.
  • My home office was as cluttered then as it is now. There has not been nearly enough improvement.
  • My dog loves me. He really, really loves me. He spends a lot of his day staring at me.
  • My dog also loves hanging outside, on his run, in the spring. There are lots of new smells.
  • I do way too much laundry on a daily basis.
  • My daughter had her learner’s permit last year, and all that practice paid off, as she’s now a licensed driver.
  • Yoga was a part of my routine a year ago, and still continues to be something I do each week.
  • When I relax for the night, I enjoy a glass of pinot grigio.

While it’s fun to look back at the pictures, how much more fun would it be if I had the journaling to go along with them? Add in some memorabilia and other relevant embellishments, and the story would be complete.

It’s really not an overly time consuming project, although I suspect this year between work and my blog, there will be plenty of photos of me staring at a computer screen. Even so, it would be okay, because that would be my story for that day. Maybe this year I’ll have success with the project. It’s on my calendar.


things to know
Ali’s Website Day in the Life
Date of Project March 29, 2016
Favorite Documenting the Past

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