This week has had us in several different modes – from slowing down and taking in the new fallen snow, to feeling completely done with the slush and salt of winter. We tried (and loved) “dip-eggs” this week, and enjoyed fun and funky ice cream with friends on Friday! I’m still learning, thinking and reading all I can about business, and Thursday we got to play with a fun new document camera – imagine the possibilities in the classroom!
The first week was surprisingly easy. Something would happen around the house and I’d realize that this was my shot for the day. Inspiration was a little less obvious this week. While I don’t feel the same sense of pride over this week’s photos, I do think that the discipline of this process is so worth it!
I checked out a few links to other completed 365 projects and realized that I need to show more than just our kids! That, and the fact that we had 2 days without kids around the house (thanks, Grandma and Grandpa) allowed us to take a couple shots of us this week too.
There’s something about the start of a brand. new. year. I’ve never really been one for resolutions, rather I prefer to think of fresh starts. As a teacher, I enjoy this sense of “second chance” as I prepare my classroom each fall, and again with the start of each term. As a mother, I’m in constant need of do-overs, and as a writer, I’d be nothing without revision.
Even now, with the thought of capturing an image each day as a way of recording a bit of our family’s history, I’m hesitant to commit to the idea, and it’s not for lack of desire. I l-o-v-e the idea of this. It’s the follow-through that sends a small shiver of fear down my spine. So, I’ve decided that for better or worse, I’ll shoot for a full year of daily images. I’ll attempt to post them weekly, and if I miss a
couple hundred days, then I’ll take what I’ve got and smile at all the money I saved making a smaller coffee table book!
I hope you’ll join me on this journey.