Wednesday, August 14, 2013

On 365 Projects...

Well, I'm getting there. I'm on day 226 of my 365 day project... only 4 1/2 months left. Will I be finishing it? Absolutely. I've gotten this far so I can't stop now! Will I ever do a 365 project again? Absolutely NOT. Sorry to burst your bubble if you're planning on trying one, but I'm going to be honest, it's a pain

I know what you're thinking... how hard is it to take one photo a day? Well, it's not that it's hard, it's that it's easy to forget. And sometimes when I'm sick or I'm tired after work or, dare I say it, hungover all day on my day off... the last thing I want to do is find Kewpie (as he's come to be known) and figure out where to take a photo.

I think I knew in the back of my mind that I would end up getting tired of it but I also knew I would finish it because I'm pretty determined. So, why don't I just quit? Well... there are two reasons. One is that I'd be disappointed in myself. The other reason is that I know I'm going to be really stoked when it's done. Not only will I feel relieved but I'm going to be proud of it... and there's a lot I can do with it. I could make a little book or print all the photos and frame them or I could Mod Podge a table top with them. Those possibilities and that feeling of accomplishment are what keep me interested.

The point of all of this is... if you've been thinking about trying a 365 project, go for it. Keep in mind that it won't be easy but it'll be worth it. I'm certain of that because I know that when I take my last photo on New Year's Eve, I'm going to be damn proud and excited to have hundreds of cool photos to work with.