PeaNut 537,664 January 2012 Posts: 112 Layouts: 13
Posted: 10/6/2012 7:48:43 PM
I've just decided to try PL and started my journaling last week. I have a question for the seasoned project lifers. Should I document the negative or bad things that happen? I'm sure there's no rule, just curious to others opinions. For example my son got in trouble at school, not a huge deal but enough to get him grounded for the weekend. Would you include something like that?
PeaNut 544,018 February 2012 Posts: 2,407 Layouts: 1
Posted: 10/6/2012 10:30:27 PM
Personally, I wouldn't. I do document major life problems, such as major illnesses or life changing events (divorce, for example). But such a minor blip on the radar wouldn't be recorded in my books because it would only serve to remind me of something that annoys me.
A major life trauma documented in my album = Remember that time when it was really bad, but this is how it changed my life and made me who I am today.
Documenting a minor occurrence, like son getting in trouble and grounded = Remember when Johhny misbehaved? Yeah, that really pissed me off!
I don't know. Maybe it's just me, but it almost seems unfair to document such a little thing that will only serve to remind you of a time when your son pissed you off or disappointed you.
PeaNut 480,334 September 2010 Posts: 530 Layouts: 6
Posted: 10/6/2012 10:57:51 PM
I would record it. I have a 7 month old baby and some days are hard. Some days he won't nap and cries all day. I love him more than anything and he will always know it. Babies are babies. And kids are kids. That's part of life. Excluding that kind of stuff from Project Life is like pretending it didn't happen and paints a very different picture of your life. I think as long as you word it in facts, i.e. so and so got in trouble at school and was grounded. Don't put too many feelings or judgey words in it and I think it's fine.