Today marks the 31st day of my randomized 5-9 photo blog. I’ve taken on average 10 pictures every night after work until I go to sleep. On the weekends I’ve taken on average one picture per hour. There’s a few instances where I either messed up or missed an alarm but oh well, I won’t get too bent out of shape about it. I think the random aspect of my photos was important because it gave me an unbiased sample size of 336 pictures. I feel that it was a more accurate representation of my daily life as opposed to taking one or two photos per day at a time specified by me (i.e. in a cool place doing something fun, not exactly realistic if I’m trying to look at my natural life). I’m currently wrapping up my excel spreadsheet where I’m placing each of the 336 pictures into their own categories based on what I’m doing, where I’m doing it, and who I’m doing it with. Basically I want to look at my lifestyle and my after work/weekend experience, i.e. my 5-9. The results from this categorization will be the next blog post after these final pictures. But here’s my last set of pictures for this month’s challenge:
In the next day or two I’ll post my findings from my experience over this past month. I’m looking forward to seeing what a little bit of analysis will tell me about my habits and how I choose to spend my time. In any event, my 100 Item Life Challenge starts today. I’ll be working on another excel spreadsheet to take an inventory of everything I own and start the process of purging all of the things in my life that I don’t need and don’t use. Hopefully it’ll help bring some clarity into what is really important to my life. I think the photo challenge will be a great lead-in to the 100 Item Life Challenge because if I only spend a small percentage of my time at my apartment, but most of the things I own never leave my apartment, then do I really need them at all? This is the type of thinking I’ll be using moving forward. Wish me luck.