i have completed my first month (+ 2) of photo a day. it has been such a revelation for me. on the 3rd day in, i didn't think that i would make it. many times i thought that nothing interesting was happening so there was nothing to take photos of. on lots of other occasions, i thought that i didn't have a 'great' photo to use. some days i just didn't want to do it. and with the heavy of january gray, i felt like i was just a hamster in a habitrail.
so what has this month taught me?
1. this is about documenting my life, one photo a day, and not creating a photography book of stellar shots.
2. when i think that nothing interesting is going on, then i am not paying attention. they say that life is in the moment and i am being more aware of them. there is beauty to be found all over the place.
3. gray and brown can be striking.
4. and last, certainly not least, is that i can follow through on something, even when i am not inspired and that being held accountable...knowing that there are those who check the photos every day...is a huge motivator for me. (being a coach, one might think i would know this! ) as someone who has all the attention span of a magpie, this is pretty darn exciting.
on a side note, i decided to do a digital scrapbook of each week. i have done a layout of the first 4 and 1/2 weeks of the year. i have added a bit of journaling to each layout so that i know where i was or what i was up to. it will be a way cool journal of my year and be much longer lasting than my transient memory!
thanks everyone for sharing this month with me.
more to come...