What does work look like in your world?
Your worktime may look a lot like this post about documenting your daily routines or it may look a little different. You may work outside the home full time or part time or maybe you work from home…or maybe your work is being a full time parent. Whatever it is for you, you should document what it looks like. I know for me, 10 years ago, my “desk” was the changing table…not really, but it sure felt like it. Over the years it has evolved as has the workday of my husband. Whenever I can, I document what we do. I feel that it’s important to show my children what it is that their father and I do out in the “real world” aside from being their mom and dad. This may not just be paid work, this may be the things that you do that give you time to be you. Or it could be that you’ve got little ones at home and being a full time mom is your job. That’s extremely important as well.
In this little collage above (all camera phone pics) there are little snipits of the things that I consider my job outside of motherhood. I’m a photographer, blogger, memory keeper, designer…although not all in a paid sense of the word. My background is in design, so I pull from that education for design work inside our home and in the yard. After my children were born I was a scrapbooker (memory keeper) and still do a lot of that. Although I no longer am paid for that (I used to teach and design products and get paid for layouts for magazines) I still consider it part of what I do. I blog for my photography business as well as create posts and series like this one as well as contribute to other blogs and consider that a big part of my “job”. Photography is what I would consider my big job that I focus on the most outside of being a mom, and it’s just about the best job that I could imagine.
When documenting my worktime I focus on creating a lot of different images. Some things to consider when you’re documenting your own worktime:
Look around the next time that you head out to work, how can you creatively document what you do? What about your spouse? How can you showcase what they do to give your family a better understanding of the many parts that make up who you are?
This post is part of a 31 day series. Read the first post here about documenting everyday life and see a list of all of the other posts in the series.
Oct 13, 2014