Last year I tried my first 365 project over on flickr. If you aren't sure what that is, it is exactly what it sounds like -- 365 days of photos. One year taking at least a photo a day and posting it to flickr for the group and anyone else to see. It was right about this time of year last year that I FAILED. But it wasn't a total fail. I didn't finish the 365, so in that sense, I failed. However, I grew as a photographer (eww, I hesitate to call myself a "photographer", it sounds so accomplished or something. Mostly, I'm a mom who takes photographs). My goals for the 365 was to get better at taking photos (check), take more and better photos to scrapbook (check) and document our lives (check), so in that sense, I didn't fail.
I started another 365 this year, with some of the same lovely virtual friends that I met during my last attempt, and I even added a few more friends along the way. I started the year off strong, but I haven't been doing so well lately! I'm still going. I even made it through Mikaela's accident without missing a day. My photos aren't always so great, and almost always playing catch up with posting them, but I'm still going. I really want to do this - I want to finish something!
School has started, which means I'm back to work full time, for real, no exceptions, no flexibility, and lots to do. I'm glad for the structure of the day, it helps my mental state. This is such a busy time! B (who's 'getting bigger') will turn three on Monday! I hope to talk about that more in my next post -- but the birthday party, at our house, is this weekend! Exciting, and busy!
Here are a few photos that have made it into my 365 collection over the last few weeks:
|~ summer ~|
|~ into the sun ~|
|~ it's a double ~|
|~ orchid buds ~|
|~ fun at the fair ~|