Do you ever look back at what you did this week last year, two years ago, or three? If it weren’t for my photo collection, I’d never remember most of it.
I love to focus on one date and go back each year to see how things have changed. (This is especially fun for birthdays.)
- This week, Doug went to the grocery store to buy me a Porterhouse steak because I had a craving for meat. It was his second trip to the grocery store that night, and he came home and cooked it for me. (Best husband ever!)
- This week one year ago, I was thinking about starting a blog.
- This week two years ago, Lane was learning how to crawl.
- This week three years ago, we were in Budapest. The hotel thought Doug was a diplomat, so they put us in the diplomats’ suite. It was bigger than our apartment, and it had black lacquer furniture from the eighties and a huge waterbed.
Sometimes I think my life varies little from day to day, but when I skip back a year at a time, it’s easier to see how much has changed.
Is anyone taking a photo a day for Project 365, or some variation of it? I’ve seen that Jill has a theme of everyday photos, and Jennifer is scrapbooking her daily photos. I think what I like best is how taking daily photos makes you focus on everyday life.
Before digital cameras, most of my photos were only of special events, and so I don’t easily remember what happened from one month to the next. I guess that’s why many of us started blogging? Trying to capture those details before they’re forgotten.
If you have a ton of digital photos like I do, I’ve written before about how to organize digital photos so you can enjoy looking at them on your computer, without having to scrapbook them. (Just a warning – it does involve using the delete key!)