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I so appreciate the creativity that 365 inspires, demands, requires. (The description changes depending on the day...!)

2014 was my first year on 365 and I'm proud to say I managed to take and post a picture every single day.

2015 In my second Project I granted myself the option of posting a photo within a week's time of when it was taken. This allowed me to use more than just one picture from a long-distance adventure, something I couldn't take advantage of during my first project.

2016: I decided to take a break. I thought I'd just enjoying seeing the world without the task of trying to find a worthy photograph. But rarely did a day go by that I didn't say "That'd make a good picture for 365." so the Project was never far from mind. By mid-September I couldn't stand it anymore and decided to start up again come October 1st.

October 2017...
Life had so many demands though and I found myself struggling more each day to fit 365 in. Though there mixed emotions about staying or going, I decided to take another break.

November 2018... back again because, well, I missed having new pictures in my photo library. Without 365's influence, very little gets added to the electronic albums.

Original Profile Info:

A camera was the first thing I bought with money from my first full-time job as a youth. I've always found the hobby enticing. I joined 365 to make sure I didn't let a day go by without putting my current camera to use and to document the learning I hope is accomplished in 2014.

I'm married to my high school sweetheart, (actually I was in grade school when I met him), am a mom to three grown sons, and zoo keeper to a pack of dogs (3 now instead of 4), a number of parrots, and two beastly llamas (1 now as of 2019). I love animals, the outdoors — mountains in particular, snowy ones the best— and of course using cameras to see the world around me. I live in the USA, Illinois to be exact, where there happen to be no mountains and not enough snow. This 365 Project is going to require a real stretch of the imagination when it comes to taking an interesting picture each day for a whole year. I confess to feeling that where I live is majorly lacking in subject material but perhaps through new eyes, 365 eyes, I'll come to see things around me differently.