Lots of sick people in this house recently, so nothing much to report. I have had no issue with picking up my camera every day, so the 365 is rolling along. Sometimes I wonder what I am really accomplishing with it, as I would shoot every day anyway, and think that perhaps I should be more intentional about it. Maybe by forcing myself to master some new skill each week, or change my focus to one specific thing periodically. I am also doing really well with my goal to read more books- I am shooting for a minimum of 40 books for the year, and am just starting my sixth book since January 1st. I will do a blog post with a mini-review of everything I have read for the month as each month comes to a close. I mean to write a blog post about Project Life, but I haven’t even finished my journal cards from last year, or started anything related to the Project Life App, which is what I planned to do for 2015. I could also write blog posts about failing at exercise and eating a reasonable diet, great library books we have discovered, giving up on my big fancy planner and returning to my regular old Moleskine, my continued ambivalence about Facebook and really all social media… but I probably won’t get around to these posts within any reasonable amount of time, if I am being honest with myself. So for now, just the photos.
We are all ready to spend a LOT more time outside. Things will be so much better for everyone when we can get Gus out of the house to run and hit things with sticks, and to just be the crazy guy he is. We are thankful for the moderately warm days ahead, but know we still have a difficult cold February to get through. I am dreaming of spring. And so thankful Adam was the only one of us so far who ended up really sick this past week. We count on him for so many things, and we are relieved that he is back on his feet again. Adam is the best dad and husband ever, ever, ever. Anyway, the photos from this week…
This week, especially towards the end, was really hard. I think maybe because it was cold, or I don’t know why exactly. But I did start having thoughts like, “I could quit this 365! I am not very far into it!” In any case, I slogged through another week. Happy I have the Fuji to take out and about and mix things up a bit, so at least I cam hope for some variety in locations and subjects going forward.
As promised, here are my first seven photos from my 365 in 2015. I accidentally figured out how to caption these with the date, which I want, but maybe I want to figure out more about gallery posting, etc. I am too tired at the moment to do that. So future posts may look a little bit different. After feeling somewhat nervous about committing to another 365, I am now back into the groove and happy with my decision to start again.
This has been on my to-do list forever. I put “Project 52″ in quotes because I didn’t really do a Project 52 last year- I shot all day long every day, and could have done a 365, but that wasn’t what I had committed to. So it ended up that I just picked a photo each week to post here- I didn’t have the mindset of attempting to take one great photo a week or anything like that. Then in November I did a daily shooting project, and in December I did a daily shooting project, so it felt even more pointless to post photos for this P52. And so I didn’t.
I can’t leave it unfinished though, so I went back to choose a photo for the weeks that are missing, and I will share them all here now! And I started a new 365 on January 1st, which for now I am posting in a private/secret Facebook group. My longer term plan is to post them here, of course, but instead of daily as I have done in past years, I will just post the week’s photos on Wednesday evening. How annoying was my blog to just have a single photo every day, usually without text, each time I did a 365? Very annoying, I am sure, if you were following.
I have a lot more to say- I have three new cameras, two of them film. I completed a year of Project Life, and I have so much to say about how that went. And I am doing another personal project where I have committed to reading 40 books this year. I would like to blog about that, and incorporate photography, but I am just into my second book for the year now and I’m not sure how that will work. Over the next few days I plan to get some posts up about all of these things. In the meantime, here are the photos to wrap up 2014 for me: