A Month in the Life: 300 Photos in 2 Minutes

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My sons are on the brink of manhood, which makes the mundane bits and pieces of our lives — an egg sandwich prepared for Father’s Day, an Impressionist painting for a school project, a new account for a very first paycheck — all the more poignant.

Seeing these rapid-fire photos of June all mixed together reminds me of the wisdom of the great Ferris Bueller, who said:

“Life moves pretty fast. You don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”

As you’ll see in my two-minute video, June was heavy on tennis and social gatherings, which is exactly how June should be.

#10 Document one month of my life

It was fun documenting my daily life for a month, but I will be glad not to feel compelled to pull out my phone and say things like, “Let me take a picture of you with your library book” or “Take a picture of me holding the potato salad.” My kids will be glad too.

David hanging out montage

Oh, the joy of trying to take a picture of a teenage boy

Key to the month of June:  Coffee / Yard work / Tennis practice / New sneakers / Hanging out / Dinner at Hanafin’s / Karaoke (viewing) at the Winchester / Cards / Coffee / Driving lesson / Haircut / Grocery store / CVC registration / Cookout / Coffee / Rain / Classroom / School lunch / Hanging out / CVC tennis / Around the house / Before school / Composting / Snacking / Treadmill / Blog / Classroom / Dinner / Driving lesson / Indoor s’mores / Art show / Staff breakfast / Filipek tennis tournament: playing mixed doubles / Filipek: watching men’s doubles / Filipek: playing mixed doubles / Driving lesson / Dinner at Slider’s / French Open final at CVC / Finalizing my will / Espresso / Video games / Filipek: watching men’s doubles / Impressionism project / Rainy courts / Filipek: playing ladies singles / Making PB&J / Parking garage / Recycling / Book fair / Classroom / Family dinner / Filipek: playing mixed doubles / High school tennis banquet / Wine / Lunch box / School bus / Baby shower / Happy hour / Filipek: watching men’s doubles / Cardio tennis / Bowling / Hanging out / Photoshopped license plate game / Father’s Day breakfast / Recycling the cans / Depositing first paycheck / Anniversary dinner at Eli’s / Podiatrist / School field trip / Classroom monkey in the middle / Staff picnic / Family dinner / Advisory four square / Classroom Olympics / Dressing up for a band performance / Friday night mixed doubles and social / Cardio tennis / Graduation party / Big Green Pizza Truck at CVC / Last day of school / Tuesday night tennis / Cardio tennis/ Five Guys / Library / Rained out tennis = more coffee / World War Z 3D / Sliders / Friday night tennis / Pool party / Block party

101 things button #10 (101 Things in 1001 Days): Document a month of my life in photographs. {Check out my ebook about this quest: Timid No More.}

h/t Stuck in Customs | #monthinthelife

About Marcy

I blog about trying to get out of my comfort zone, completing 101 things in 1001 days (and beyond), and writing my memoirs. My book: Timid No More.

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22 Responses to A Month in the Life: 300 Photos in 2 Minutes

  1. akismet-5b25ce959e6c7fc0bd92de505bb72874 says:

    Love the video! Looks like a happy and eventful month to have taken 300 photos of.

  2. I love this post! How cool to do such a fun and insightful post. I also loved your song choice 🙂
    I did a similar summer-themed post this week (though my “too timid” concept related to donning a bikini) http://exaltedpeacock.com/swimsuits/
    Great job on your post and happy Sharefest. ~Heather

  3. zoe says:

    I love your videos….I just watched your boys find their Christmas presents…fun!

  4. This was very cool…expecially the World War Z part (I’m a fan of that). Saying hello from #SITSSharefest

  5. Tomekha says:

    Nice!!! I like this. Looks like you had a lot of fun.

  6. love it! all of a sudden, i want to play tennis!

  7. Stacie says:

    You’ve been so busy! I don’t think I could do that type of daily documentation!

  8. Ooh-what a great tune to go with your pics.

  9. TriGirl says:

    That was cool! Lovely family 🙂

  10. Jen T says:

    That was fun! I’m sure you’ll enjoy watching that years and years from now.

    • Marcy says:

      I hadn’t thought about that, but you’re right of course. When I see videos from when my boys were really little, they’re so sweet it nearly hurts.

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