Saturday, January 8, 2011

Committing to a 365? Scary!!!

I think I might have commitment issues.  

I want to try out a 365 project.
(Take at least one picture every. single. day.)

But that seems like an awfully big commitment.

You might think that it wouldn't be, 
but there are many, many, many days out of the year where I find myself cranky and uninspired.
I'll take one look at the camera and turn away again.

(It's like trying to dodge that old high school friend at the local Walmart.
You might know that she'd be fun to hang out with, but.... 
it's freakin Walmart and nothing good ever happens at a Walmart
so it's better to just look the other way and hope she doesn't see you there.)


But anyhow...

here I am...
Eight days into Picture Winter 
which is a picture every day for the month of January.
I committed to that.
I paid money for them to send me an inspirational e-mail everyday with a prompt
like "rest" or "quiet beauty."

I'm enjoying the process (usually)
I haven't missed a day yet.
(Eight down and only 23 left to go)

But I don't know if I can make it to 365...
maybe I can make this a Project 31
with the hopes of a Project 28 in February 
and if things are going really good another 31 in March.

(Is that right... thirty days hath sept, april, june and november.  Right?)

Yeah... that's what I'll do...
for now.

Maybe.



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23 comments:

Winn (aka Koreen) said...

I like your idea... take it a month at a time. I could totally do a "project 31" but there's no way "365" would EVER happen. I'm a flake... what can I say?! ;)

Great photos. You APPEAR inspired. :D

Sarah Halstead said...

Ummm.... these are gorgeous! I hope you keep it up. I can't wait to see more. Thanks for linking up!

myfallingleaves said...

I can agree with you :) Something about "Project 31" (or 28) sounds less...threatening than 365. Good luck, and hope you keep up with it - your pictures are awesome :)

Bunch of Barrons said...

I know exactly how you feel. But I finally made the commitment this year. We'll see how it goes! ;)

Deb said...

You'll be glad if you stick with it. Don't worry about those days when you don't take a pic. I took a pic almost every day in 2010, but the few times I didn't feel like it I just used a random flower or something from around my house because there were lots of left over pics from other days. Good luck with it! Your first week's collage is beautiful and I hope to see lots more from you!

Brooke said...

You are so funny! I glad you committed to the month, at least. Cause let me tell you, your photos are BEAUTIFUL! Love the light. G.L.O.R.I.O.U.S.

ps - reason #22 why I don't ever go to Walmart. Nothing good can come of it :D

Kimberly said...

Love your take on Walmart ... I completely agree!

If you find a project 365 too much, perhaps a project 52? I see many who are committing to a photo a week instead. Just a thought.

Natalie said...

I LOVE yours photos you took! I hope you can make it and I have the same scary commitment issues! I made it to 25 days last year when I tried which ALMOST made a month and something happened and I quit.

But I'm not gonna be really hard on myself this time, if i miss a day or so I'm not gonna freak, just pick up and do it again the next day! Your photos are beautiful!

Mrs. Bird said...

I'm not crazy enough to even try a 365, lol. I just saw a friend doing a "52" photography thing. I could MAYBE do that, once a week. Though, in my You Capture yearly wrap up I really struggled to find *a* photo for September....

Jessica said...

hahahaha, you made me laugh out loud! I'm also doing my first 365, and it does seem a little daunting. Your photos are awesome, and your writing is fantastic, so I hope you stick it out. Have a great week!

Kayla Sue said...

It is a BIG commitment!! But taking it one month at a time doesn't seem so bad! I love all of your photos, the lighting is so warm and welcoming! Lovely job!

Steph B. said...

OH MY WORD!!!!! What a small world!!! :)

I am not following you! :) can't wait to see more pictures.

I just started my photography a few months ago, so I am still learning. LOTS! :)

This is so exciting.. SQUEEE

you can email me trixiemija@gmail.com

Kelley said...

That's a great idea! I would stress over what to do with them all at the end. I'm such a slacker with my pictures. I hope you stick with it, though! I'm sure you will!

Audrey @ TheDailyWyatt.blogspot.com said...

First- I love these PHOTOS! WOWOWWWOZA!
Second- where did you get someone to send you that email?
Third- even if you take just one photo or a lot each week I totally hope you still link up because any inspration is better then none. And I know what you mean I do know if I can do it either but I am soooo going to try.

Seriously LOOOOVE these photos! PLEASE join my flickr group (if you havnt yet.) because I WOULD LOOOOVE to see what else you have SERIOUSLY!!!!

these are breathtaking

Danelle said...

It doesn't look like you had any cranky/uninpired days the first week. They're all fantastic!

tara said...

Colleen! These are stunning!!! And I did finally find you at PW, but it wasn't under the name you told me. ;)

Tammy said...

Your photos are inspirational to someone like me who is just learning! I hope you keep taking more & more!

The sunset photo is gorgeous! Just love the colors!

lisaschaos said...

I like the smaller commitment. I tried a scrapbook page a day and it lasted about a week, lol. I am doing a photo a day currently but only for a little while longer. :)

Jientje said...

That would be great, because I SO love your photography! However, I tried that last year, and I failed. :-(
It lasted nearly six months until my mother turned ill and I had my mind elsewhere. But project 31 sounds like a great idea. One learns a lot taking a picture each day! Good luck!

Alita said...

My first 365 (in Aug) I failed... miserably. SO I started again and I'm on day 3 (starting on the day before my wedding anniversary) but I did it this time without telling anyone about it. This is just a personal goal.

I am afraid of the commitment, too.

Honey Mommy said...

I tried for a 365 project last year, and I made it up until about October. I got pregnant and fell off the picture a day wagon. I totally agree with you. Some days you just don't feel like taking pictures!

I wish you success!

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Good way to break it up.

Jennifer said...

You can do it! Your pictures are beautiful. Good luck!