I am finally, FINALLY, attempting to do a creative project again! I've been feeling that it just takes so long to get everything together and started that I just haven't made it a priority. Well, when I remembered A Week in the Life a while ago, I looked into it and saw that it didn't start until mid-April, so in my head, I knew I could probably swing it. Now, as I'm writing this, a little over a week away, I still feel that way!
A Week in the Life's official start and end dates are: Monday, April 17th - Sunday, April 23rd. However, you can do your week in the life at any point you want to- start on a Wednesday if that's best for you, or only do M-F- this is your own project.
Since I still have enough time to prepare for it, that's exactly what I'm going to write about - how I'm preparing and what I want this documentation to look like. Hopefully this inspires you to do your own week. I love what Ali Edwards said in her post here, that no matter who you are and what stage of life you're in, it's worth documenting! Even if you're single, no pets, living at home, doing your daily grind, versus someone who has a whole family, a career, a side hustle, etc.- both stories, and all those in between, are worth telling.
Ali Edwards has a great shop that has digital and physical documentation items specifically for this week... take a peek here. The great thing about these products is that you can use them for this project and reuse them for other crafts or for Project Life- their usefulness doesn't have to stop on Sunday, April 23rd.
I don't think I'll be buying anything for this year's go-around, and I don't think I want to prep the pockets or cards ahead of time because I think that's the most fun and effective after I have all the pictures in hand.
Here's what I'm using:
Ali Edwards' Daily Planning Sheets (free!)- there are 14 pages overall, 2 dedicated for each day. One is an hourly breakdown to add important things that happened during the day, and the other is for noting things like breakfast, lunch, dinner, and gratitude, favorite moments, etc. I really don't think I'll fill everything in, especially each day, but it's there if I need it, which is a huge weight off- less I have to think about.
This is all I'm using because I'd rather do all the other stuff on the back-end, after I see my photos. There is no right or wrong way to do this, so prepare what works best for you!
Are you attempting to do a Week in the Life? How's yours going to look?
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