I have a confession. I missed a day. The 4th August. I don't know how it happened... just had a really busy day and I only realised the following morning that for the first time my whole 365 project I hadn't taken a daily photo. I was devastated!
It did make me have a good hard think about whether to carry on or not as I'd broken the one and only rule that I had imposed on myself... and I've been struggling a bit recently with keeping up.
For the majority of this project, I've loved every moment of it. It has pushed me along a steep learning curve, opened up a world of creativity and been a ton of fun. Sadly, the last month it has just been hard work, life has been getting in the way, my creativity has been stifled and I've been getting increasingly depressed about having to post photos which I feel are not up to standard. I've also got other very time-consuming (and more important) projects taking up my focus as well (new business etc), and I can't do all of them at once.
So.. it's my project... my rules... and I'm changing them!! I'm still going to be here on 365 and I'm still going to be taking and posting LOTS of photos! The only difference is... it wont always be one every single day... (probably still most days though!) I'll take photos because I want to, not because I feel I have to.... and I'll post the photos that I'm proud of, that showcase my creativity and that make me feel happy.... because at the end of the day, isn't that what this is all about? :)
The photo above.... I took on my first ever proper "photowalk" after buying my dSLR.... I hardly knew how to work the camera and just had a vague instinct for composition. I was so ridiculously pleased with myself for getting this shot even though it's not as sharp as I would like nowadays.... but 10months down the line, I'm still really proud of it :)