Last week, Christina and I were chatting on Twitter about Project Life. I tweeted about how much I’m enjoying the project, and I asked her if she was creating a Project Life, too (seeing as she is The Scrappy Housewife and all).
When she said no, I was surprised. I thought this would be right up her alley.
And then she said something that surprised me.
She said she wasn’t doing the project because she doesn’t have children.
First of all, I think Scrappy Dog counts for something, no?
Second, I don’t believe you need children or dogs or anyone or anything to participate in Project Life.
If you wanted, you could document just yourself. Or your cat. Or progress on a house remodel. Or your garden.
And that got me thinking, I bet people shy away from this project because they feel they don’t have anything to say. Any story to tell. Anything worth documenting.
But you do. You don’t need to be a mother of 18 kids or a circus performer or a famous sports star or what have you to have a life worth documenting. The point is to capture who you are right now.
Don’t you notice how many pictures I have of Kate on various playground equipment? Because, right now, my life is all about toddler playtime. So I spend many days and weeks around town at different playgrounds. That is my life right now. And it’s worth documenting because I want to capture this fleeting stage of my life.
It isn’t always the most interesting day or week. But it’s my life right now. My story in this moment. And it’s worth celebrating and sharing.