But I did stay with the project and completed taking pictures and journaling last night.
This was a large undertaking and the burning question for me today is
Was it worth the effort and would I do it again?
Wrapping up today, I am swimming in a pool of deep gratitude
for Ali Edwards sharing this project on her blog in such a way that
made it feel do able for me.
of what my days are filled with right now; a mixture of every day
habits, reasons to celebrate, along with family and good friends
to share it all with.
Since we did have some of those special days (my birthday
and my neighbor's 21st wedding anniversary celebration) mixed in
with our regular days, it was interesting to just observe the different
feel between what was routine and what was 'special'.
compared to the regular days. I found it very comforting to know where
those anchors during my week were Monday homemaking, Tuesday and
Wednesday karate, Thursday knit night, etc.
As I continued to record my days, my perception really did shift.
What was routine became special because I was looking
at it all with new eyes.
and 4 videos (1-2 minutes each) of moments through out my week.
The pictures I've shared publicly have become mosaics (thanks Liz Lamoreux
for the great idea!) and the others I plan to put together
on DVD I'll keep in my kids' family boxes along with my journaling sheets.
I'll probably share the DVD with relatives so they can feel a part of our lives as well.
And now back to Project Past Life...