Last month, I set two goals for myself - not only did I want to document a "Day in the Life" of our family, but I also wanted to try to post one picture a day to my Instagram account every day in May. I'm always amazed by people that can find the time (and remember) to do those 365 Photo a Day projects for an entire year and I knew there was no way I could make that kind of commitment, but I figured I'd give it a try for one month. Even if I didn't remember to take a photo with my phone each day, I wanted to try to remember to post something to IG that accurately portrayed what was going on in our lives. With Mim's impending arrival, I wanted to capture a few last moments of our little family of three, with Mac as the center of our universe.
The Day in the Life post turned out to be a lot more fun (and work) than I remembered it being. So much to document! It's pretty awesome though, to be able to look back at your day and see how much you really did accomplish and get done. I was surprised to hear all the reader comments about how tired I must be. Fuck yeah, I'm tired! But no more tired than any of you...I think it just sounds more exhausting when you write it all down. I'm sure your days would look just as crazy and busy if you documented every minute of it. I'm so glad that I did, though. I can't wait to see how life changes with the addition of a new baby here soon. I have a feeling everything will slow down for a while (fingers crossed), before ramping back up to full speed. Hopefully I can do another one of these posts in the fall.
As for my photo-a-day Instagram challenge, I'm happy to say that I did it! I'm actually pretty proud of myself for keeping up with the project. Some days I didn't remember to post something until the very end of the day while I was going to bed, but most days it was pretty easy to remember to do. Some days I even posted more than once! Woah! Most of the photos were taken that day with my phone, but I had to (or wanted to) improvise a few times with pictures from my big camera or photos taken by the nanny (only 3 times though). All in all I'd consider it a success. And since I'm on a roll, I'm going to try to keep it up. I'm not promising a photo every day in June, but so far I'm keeping up (yes, it's only June 3). It's actually really great to look back at these photos and see all the fun things we did last month (trip to the farm, lots of worm digging, birthday party and beach vacation). This is something I'd really like to get better about doing.
Have any of you tried documenting your day, week, month or year?
How did it go?
Do you document with text (day in the life post) or with photos (through social media)?