I’m using my own January 2014 experiences to illustrate different approaches to documenting my life one month at a time. I used my Roundup Your Month prompts for a framework to help me know what to record. There is no “right” or “wrong” way to document your month, I would just encourage you to pick a method that works for you and get your memories recorded soon before you forget the details!
THE JOURNAL APPROACH
- Write out a recap of the month that has just ended. Don’t wait too long or you won’t get it done and you’re bound to forget a lot of great details. You can handwrite out the details or use a word processing program and print out the final version.
- Keep it simple, or include tons of details – it’s completely up to you! You can even include pictures if you want to illustrate your month.
- Consider making a soft copy backup for your own files in case your printed version is ever destroyed.
- Even if you plan to do something more in the future with this information (like a scrapbook page or album), I would encourage you to complete your journal entry each month.
- You can download the free print graphic (and a web version) right here. Feel free to use the graphics in your own documents. If you share with others, I would love it if you mention that the prompts can be found at scrapbookladypages.com
Here are 3 examples of how I documented my January 2014 using the journal approach:
Super easy! Just typed up the details in a word document and printed them out to keep in a notebook.
I added a little color to this version by copying and pasting the free graphic right into the document.
I got a little fancier with this one and used a free Microsoft Word template. Even if you aren’t a scrapbooker, you can still have fun with adding photos or nice fonts.
Here are some other ways to Document Your Month:
If you want to download a free Roundup Prompt card to use in your projects, I have a free gift for you here! You will have to enter your email address to get the download, but it isn’t used for anything, it’s just to make sure your file can be delivered. You can find several other free gifts to download in this post if you like to get free stuff.
Have fun documenting your month!