Today, I’m sharing my FotoInspired May 2020.
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The FotoInspired Stats
A total of 6 double-page spreads for the month of April 2020.
- There are 4 for each week and then 2 event pages.
- The 2 event pages are dedicated to our last 24 hours and the final passing of our very sweet rescue Lab.
- We lost her very suddenly this month – It has been hard and very sad as she was one of our tribe.
The types of photos we take translate to what we want to remember.
- I took a lot of photos in her last 24 hours, and some of events that others might seem too morbid.
- Taking photos helped me cope with the situation and allowed me to capture some of the things I wanted to remember.
- Photos and memory keeping help me process and get through these hard events.
Here are my layouts plus some thoughts on sharing ‘hard things’ in your FotoInspired pages.
2020 | Weeks 19
2020 | Weeks 20
2020 | Weeks 21
2020 | Week 21 (Ravens Last Day)
2020 | Week 21 (Saying Goodbye)
2020 | Week 22
Documenting ‘Hard’ Events
Life is not all sunshine and rainbows.
- We are all subject to the good, bad and downright ugly,
- There appears to be an ebb and flow to this life we live, which happens without any kind of rhyme nor reason.
- Life does not stop in the face of a global pandemic.
- To talk ONLY about the good parts of our lives is only HALF the story.
How does this effect your FotoInspired pages?
- The stories you tell in your FotoInspired layouts is personal to you.
- Documentation will be specific to your interests, memory keeping goals and life in general.
- It’s easy to tell the ‘happy’ stories, but ‘challenging’ stories not so much.
- How much you choose to share is totally up to you.
Why share the hard stuff?
- Journaling is proven to help you process and heal from hard life events.
- Documentation of the challenging times provides a lens through which you can develop more gratitude in your life
- Provides balance and perspective to your FotoInspired documentation.
- May serve to connect you and your hardships with family members and future generations.
Different ways to capture hard stories
- Let the photos tell the story.
- Don’t overthink the process of sharing big or hard stories.
- Type as though you are telling a friend (and edit as needed after you’ve written the ‘rough draft’.)
- Don’t feel the need to share every detail.
- Document only what is most important to you.
- Consider how you want to remember?
Include hard stories in your FotoInpired layouts.
These might become the most treasured of your pages.
- Share only what you are comfortable with.
- The process may help you learn and grow as a Human.
- Document a BALANCED picture of your life.
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It is so difficult to lose a dog. They are an important member of the family. Your documentation/photos are a loving way to grieve and remember.
Thank you Joyce. The process of memory keeping always helps.