I love, love, LOVE the “A Day in the Life of…” photography project! Every year I pick a day in January to take one picture every hour from the moment I wake up until I go to bed that night. I end up taking pictures of the ordinary – supper prep, cranky babies, trips the library, a cup of coffee, my computer screen.
These ordinary pictures are actually quite extraordinary. They are my everyday. They are my here and my now. They are a day in my life.
I feel like I’ve given myself an amazing gift to be able to look back at a typical day from the past years and see the changes from year to year. The gift of being able to see the extraordinary in my everyday routine because the truth is simple: today’s routine will not be the same for long. My children will grow. My jobs will change. These routines will not remain.
On Friday I took my “A Day in the Life of…” photos. I had no plans for my day. I didn’t even have a single goal for something I wanted to accomplish. I was worried that my pictures would be boring. But as a twitter friend reminded me, the photos were honest! This is my life.
Here is a sneak peek at a day in my life:
I’ll be sharing the rest of my photos on February 1st. I hope you will join me and share your own! Pick any day this month to snap your own hourly pictures, post them on your blog, and share them here in the link-up on February 1st.
UPDATE for 2014: This year’s link-up will go live on February 3rd, the first Monday on the month.
For more information about the link-up, check out A Day in the Life of…. I can’t wait to see your pictures!