Both inspired by Kelly Purkey's geotag stamp, Vee and I knew it would be awesome for our next Project Life challenge. After all, LOCATION is everything. Looking at your week/weekend/month in terms of where you've been rather than what you've done puts it in a whole new light.
Originally, I'd intended to map out my normal haunts—the post office, grocery store, target and my therapist's office—but the minute I saw the Naomi Campbell postcard at the Jean Paul Gaultier exhibit all that went out the window. I already planned to use KP's geotag digital file enlarged on a transparency but the addition of the postcard beneath it is even better than I imagined. (In case you're wondering, she's not actually nude, she's wearing an increadible beaded and sequined Gaultier body suit that was on display in the exhibit).
After almost 6 months and 2 albums worth of obsessive record-keeping and photo taking, trying to keep track of every last detail, the last two challenges have really opened my eyes to what Project Life can be. I have no idea what week I'm on, really. I can't remember when we actually went to Artisan for dinner. And the only reason I know we saw Ted in July is because the date is on the stub. But what I've realized is that it doesn't matter. Later, it's enough just to know we went out for a great dinner and laughed at the movies.
The critical piece of this realization for me is that I don't need all the details—just the broad strokes. Like the weekend I spent with my family and the trip into the city with my mom, sister-in-law and step-mom. (What could have been potentially awkward, hanging out with both of my moms together, turned out to be a treat—I'm so thankful for my modern family). Focusing on one event or using a theme makes it so much easier. The details will fall in somewhere. But for now, just letting go of the constant tracking is a relief.