I’m a memory keeper. It’s one of the things I thoroughly enjoy. I enjoy it for the creative outlet it provides but more importantly, I enjoy the reflection that documenting my life provides. It was only fairly recently that I became aware of Ali Edwards and her approach to memory keeping and I was instantly drawn in. I love the focus of telling stories both with photographs and with words. Her work has given me the inspiration and the spark that I needed to continue with my memory keeping after having lost my mojo for quite some time.
Now that little Violet has entered our lives and home, I don’t have anywhere near the time or the space that I once had to dedicate. What was an entire room dedicated to scrapbooking and memory keeping has been reduced to a Raskog Ikea cart full of Project Life cards, embellishments and small tools and the kitchen table (when it’s available). And that’s ok. I’m making it work.
This year I’ve decided to take part in the Week In The Life project which involves documenting the details of daily life over the course of the week. Taking lots of photos and recording lots of stories. My life has changed so much over the last 18 months and I know that the next 18 months will be filled with more changes. Now, more than ever, I feel that it’s important to capture this in depth picture of life. The good, the bad, the happy, the sad, the exciting, the mundane, all of it.
This time next year we’ll have a toddler instead of a baby, we will (hopefully) be living in a new and bigger house, I will probably be working and studying and who knows, maybe there will be another little human being on the way. Looking forward to what the future holds is what drives me to document our lives right at this moment so that next year and the year after and all the years to come we can look back and reflect on where we were today.
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You can find out more about Ali Edwards by visiting her website here.