What week am I on? Anyone know?
First and foremost …. Every week I am journaling *at least* 1 index-card full of words – along with the dates covered in that week’s spread. I actually write this out on the Monday following the week I’m writing about.
These index cards usually just have room for a couple of the big highlights of the week, like Andrew moving out of his studio or getting the kitchen finished.
I write these cards by hand, and always just in 1 shot. All my years of writing essay exams helps with that … pre-visualizing what you want to write and a very careful word choice to save space!
A few of the weeks I’ve included additional journaling cards …. about job hunting or talking on the phone with my brother or something else that there was no photo for.
These will likely be few and far between….
As you have likely noticed when looking at my pages, the BULK of my journaling is done directly on the photos themselves.
I’ve been really noticing the “white space” in photos that allow a blank-ish spot for journaling, as in these 2 images below …
I know it’s not super scrapbooky or designy or arty, but there are a couple bonuses of journaling directly on the photos:
There is far less bulk to the album, so I will likely be able to fit quite a few weeks in this book. PLUS getting that journaling done before printing the photos saves a lot of time and work….. which is one of the reasons I’m currently caught up!
Andrew is the best …. I am hoping to be able to include some of his journaling here and there in the book.
He doesn’t like to – he wouldn’t do this at all if I didn’t ask him decidedly and infrequently. But I can probably add in his voice once in awhile.
I just need to make it easy for him. Like this journaling card below: There’s not a whole lot of space he needs to fill up, I told him *basically* what I wanted him to write about (about working in a place where he can get an autograph of an artist he loves), and I made sure everything was ready when he was.
And finally … One final bit of journaling I am doing every week is keeping track of what we’re watching and reading ….
Between both Andrew and I we tend to read A LOT of books and watch A LOT of movies… Since we go through these 2 things so quickly, I think it will be fun to keep track of all of them!
Do you have any journaling tips for Project Life?
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