As mentioned before, I began my "week in the life" project last Monday, with the intent to complete it this past Sunday. After I received news that my grandfather had gone into the hospital on Thursday night, I originally planned to roll with it and continue photographing and documenting, not knowing at the time just how grave the situation would quickly become over the next couple of days. Needless to say, I wasn't up for taking pics, and too mentally exhausted to journal much. Reluctantly, I gave up on the week's project.
While I do want to record thoughts from the weekend and memories of my grandfather, I want to put those in a special place all of their own – not have them get lost in an overall project such as this one. While life is never predictable, I just feel that this week was anything but a typical week in the life, and overall just a very sad few days. I feel like the mood that would come across would not be a very accurate represenation of my life, overall, at this point.
I've decided to keep the photos/stories I had for Monday through Thursday. I have a lot of time invested already and I really liked some of the little stories that came out of the first half of the week. I end my Thursday entry talking about the call from my mother and my grandfather's failing health. I will pick up on my "typical week" with tomorrow (Friday) and continue through this coming Sunday. I can now reflect on how things are different a week later, but from a more peaceful place, and still accomplish a rather accurate snapshot of a week in the life. I am content to know that by merging the beginning of last week and the end of this week, I can skip over the parts I don't want to remember, and those that I do, can go in a special place at another time.