A few weeks ago, Kara (of Classes Kara Made, Babe Vibes, and the designer behind the Campfire Chic logo/blog and the 30 Days of Lists website) sent me an email letting me know that she was adding a new set of digital templates to her Classes Kara Made shop for something called a Time Book.
I was intrigued by the idea and promptly printed out the bold version of the Time Book template (there is an italic version, too) and set it to the side. Little did I knew, I’d be grabbing for the book so soon.
12:34 a.m. is the time of the night where I end up looking at the clock (as I write this, the clock is 12:32 a.m., so we’re right on time) and I start to question my sanity…why am I still awake if I have to be at work at 7 a.m.? Why am I bothering to write a post for LinkedIn if nobody is going to see it? Doubt runs through my head and I panic a little bit at my choices…going to the gym instead of heading straight home to work, watching an extra episode of House of Cards instead of getting to work, etc.
12:34 a.m. is a dangerous time for me.
So when it it a few weeks ago, I grabbed my Time Book, the JCrew catalogue that arrived in the mail that day, and got to work. It took me about 15 minutes to put this book together (not including stapling it, my long-reach stapler was on its way) and I felt great after. I went to bed knowing I created something. That I finished at least one thing that day.
To me, a Time Book is a quick way to document right now. I chose to document a specific time that has specific patterns, but you may want to document an entire month (like Vanessa does here), a week, or maybe a special event. Maybe you want to create a Time Book celebrating happy hour, your favorite spot to watch the sunset, or the moment your child was born. These are all things you could capture quickly with Kara’s Time Book template.
I’m looking forward to more spur-of-the-moment Time Book projects…I printed out a handful of copies just in case the mood strikes. I’d like to print them on watercolor paper and make a bit more of a mess, but I’m not sure my printer can handle it. If you’re familiar with printing directly on watercolor paper, let me know?
I would like to thank Kara for asking me to take a moment to check out her new template. I didn’t think I was going to come up with anything to create, but I guess I learn more about myself with each passing 12:34 a.m.