If any other blogger wants to play along, all you need to do is pick one day to document & post between now and Sunday, August 3. Email me the link at navigatingthemothership @ gmail.com by Monday, August 4 and I will put together a round-up post on Wednesday, August 6 with links to all of the Day in the Life posts.
I may decide to do my full week-in-the-life this summer rather than waiting until the fall (I skipped my usual spring week for baby/reality-there-of reasons) but I need to do one day and decide after that if I can actually take that on at this point :)
The Usual Fine Print
- Pick a day between now and Sunday, August 3 and take pictures all the live-long day. You might want to keep notes of what goes down so you don't forget later on when typing up the post. I often will take pictures that I know I won't use, but will serve as a reminder of what was happening.
- Make sure to include pictures of YOU during the day. The kids are callin' em selfies these days. And don't forget to include pictures of the mundane - your make-up on the bathroom counter, the messy office desk, your lunch, what you bought at Target, a note your spouse scribbled for you. That's part of what makes it so interesting.
- It's up to you how detail-oriented you want to be. I go detailed, but there is no need for you to do the same.
- This is not just for the mommy blogger set. I actually prefer it to be a mix of people in all different sorts of lives. And please, please, please play along if you live outside the US & Canada! I heart you, foreigners.
Even if you aren't a blogger, I would encourage you to try this out some time. The little details of life sometimes prove the most interesting as the years pass and this type of exercise allows us to capture those small quirks of life that get lost with the passage of time. When I look back on my past day in the life posts, there are many, many times where I think, "I totally forgot about that!" especially when it comes to the kids. To keep it really simple maybe you could do it entirely on your cell phone. Okay, Mothership's push to have you document your life is done now. :)