I've been trying to decide whether or not to continue this Project 365 for a fourth year. I guess it wouldn't be so hard if I were watching young children grow or if I traveled the world. I'd have lots of good subjects then. With my ordinary life, it gets difficult to find an interesting picture to share each and every day. I know, I know, this is my lament at the end of each year. But then I begin to rethink my decision when I realize that my favorite photos from each year would never have been taken were it not for my commitment to this project. It pushes me to look for that hidden gem and I'm so blessed when I find it.
So I realize I'm at a turning point--do I continue for another year or take a sabbatical and pick up again after a rest? I'm leaning toward taking a rest, but it's hard to break the habit. If I start again, I'll be committed to another year--365 days. I'm a strong believer in keeping your word and don't want to start and then quit. I believe in honesty and don't want to substitute yesterday's photo for a photo that should have been taken today.
What to do? I'm five days into the new year, sitting in the hospital with my mom, and enjoying not feeling pressed to share my day with the world. You may not believe this, but the hardest step is breaking the cycle--not taking a photo for one day. No I haven't broken the cycle yet. I have a photo for each day of 2013 so far. They're not good--just cell and iPad pics, but I have them.
I look forward to sharing with you throughout 2013, but I don't know if it will be on a daily basis. In any event I appreciate your faithfulness and promise to check in soon.