OBSERVATIONS: I fell a bit off the weekly pace of late, but no worries! It took very little time to assemble three week's worth of pages.
The best choice I made in this process? Just do a single page for each week.
Another choice I made? Well, this isn't really a choice, but it's a plan for 2014. Do you want to know what the plan is? Yes? I mean, it's kind of secret but I'm going to let you in on it today. And here it is:
S i m p l i f y .
Ahhhh. It feels good just to type it out.
But what does that word mean to me? It means that I am going follow a few guidelines for Project Life in 2014.
1. Do it digitally. I plan to put together a post about getting everything set up for optimal ease and success in the process.
2. Make a digital book at the end of the year. I know many of you do this and I'm ready to do it, too. I'm also very excited because there is a possibility of doing my final book with Artifact Uprising if they start offering larger square sizes. Even if they don't, I may just make an 8.5 x 8.5 softcover book, even though the type will be a bit small to read. (I've tested it out already!)
3. Give myself permission to do single page entries. The facing page mentality will not rule my crafting choices in 2014. Sometimes I just don't have enough images to fill two pages. Single pages = aw yeah!
4. Use the Day One app with regularity. This app, I tell you… if I just jot down a little every day, then I can quickly recap my week with ease. (I found a very similar app for Android, called Day Journal.)
5. Set up Smart Folders in iPhoto for every week before December 31 rolls around. In this way, if I fall behind in the coming year, the photos will be sorted and waiting for me.
6. Enjoy the process! If I sense even a note of stress about any of it, I will re-evaulate my memory-keeping strategy.
I'm also going to be using a new design for my album that features way more white space, squared edges and narrower "touching" margins.
More on all that in a future post. For now, the past three weeks.
Note: to see any of these larger, just click on one and it will give you a bigger view.
I loved pulling out the Seafoam digital kit on the last page you see. Love that blue card so much.
So that's my last three weeks, all single pages, all making me very happy right now.
I look to the future with a much more simplified eye. For sure.