Project Life: June 2018 + my catch up formula.

I just finished my pages documenting June 2018. It's the first entire month I've finished documenting since January. Because I have a system for documenting my life that lets me catch up fairly quickly once I set my mind to it (read more about it at the end of this entry) I can let myself fall quite far behind. That's not to say I haven't felt guilty for being so behind this year... I've felt especially guilty about not sharing any pages on Instagram or here on this blog for so long. I feel like so many people I used to look to for inspiration have stopped sharing their memory keeping projects this year and it becomes a vicious circle that makes me feel less inspired to share mine, too. But, at least in my case it's not a conscious decision to stop sharing as much as lack of time and I intend to improve, starting with my June pages :)

Project Life: January 2018.

To my great relief I finally finished my January pages tonight. I struggled with these because like I've mentioned on Instagram, I don't really think I've taken a single good photo so far this year. We have been blessed with quite mild winters these past few years so I've been fine with them, however this year has served as a reminder of why I hate winter. January was still not so bad because I was still blissfully unaware that winter was just starting, so you can imagine how little inspiration I feel to document February and March that have just been more of the same. I'm so over the cold and the snow but there's still no end in sight.

Project Life: My finished 2017 photobook.

Project Life: December 2017.

The time has come to share the Project Life pages I made documenting the final month of 2017. Now all that's left to share is photos of the finished, physical book which should be arriving in the mail later this month. I hope we will get some decent light soon instead of these dreary grey days so I can take some photos of it when it arrives!

Project Life: 2018 title page & goals.

Project Life: November 2017.

I am so close to getting my hands on my printed 2017 photobook and I can't wait to see it in real life :) In the meantime, I thought I'd continue sharing my digital spreads. In this post you can see how I documented the month of November. I realized at the end of 2017 that I hadn't used the Everyday Edition that much yet for my 2017 album so I decided to dust it off and these spreads turned out to be some of my favourites out of all the pages I made in 2017. You just can't go wrong with this edition and it truly does stand the test of time. As much as I love Project 52 Fresh which I've been using a lot since it came out, if I had to choose one I would go for Everyday.

Project Life: October 2017.

Today I thought I'd share the five spreads I made documenting October 2017.

Project Life: September 2017.

Usually busy months equal many pages in my Project Life albums, but September was an exception because I didn't have as much time as usual to focus on taking photos. I still managed to fill up twelve pages, which isn't so little and does cover everything that happened this month, but it doesn't reflect that it was our busiest month of the year. It feels a bit wrong to share these pages so long after the fact and I still have the final quarter of the year left to finish and share, but perhaps I can inspire someone who also hasn't finished documenting the autumn of 2017 yet :)

Project Life: 2017 album cover.

Life Lately: December 2017.

Watching | We watched Murder on the Orient Express at the cinema. I hadn't read the book before so didn't really know what to expect but I just loved the dreamy scenery and the acting, and the ending was very surprising! Other than that we mostly watched some Christmas specials/shows on TV throughout the month.

Listening to | Various Christmas music + the music from Så mycket bättre, still.

Consuming | All the Christmas food, of course :)

Reading | Nothing new, just finished some books I had started earlier in the year.

Visiting | The parents for the holidays.

Enjoying | Decorating our house for Christmas for the first time. My first real Christmas tree since moving out of my parents' place! Having friends and family over to visit (soon all our closest friends + family will have visited us at the house at least once!). The beautiful Christmas celebration we had.

Making | Slowly making progress with my 2017 Project Life pages. Hope I can order the book in January!

Looking forward to | Lighter days. And spring (although it's still so far away.) I am sick to death of darkness and making it through the winter months is only getting harder with each year passing. At least having put the winter solstice behind us means it can only get better from here on out :)