Day 365 by thendrix58

Day 365

A gift from my sister - she's proud of me for making it to the 365th day. :) WOW! How does this feel? I realize you all have heard these speeches before and they're always sincere, but I hope you will have the patience to read mine because it comes from deep down in my heart. So here goes...I've always been the kind to get excited about something; get all the supplies to do it but halfway through, I fizzle out. This is why finishing the 365 is monumental for me. I've loved looking at pictures and taking pictures my entire life. I'm the girl who even loves looking at a friend's photos of their family who I don't even know! So what have I learned.....It goes far deeper than how to take a picture. First of all, it opened my eyes. Now, don't get me wrong, I've always been a good "stop and smell the roses" gal, looking around and seeing things that most people don't. So I guess I had a leg up because with this project, I had to ALWAYS keep my eye out for that next photo op. My most important lesson was that it's all about Light. It can be wonderful but it can also be awful. Even after a year, I STILL struggle with some of it, but I will keep trying until I understand it!

About my 365 friends - I get weepy thinking about y'all! I know I've said this before to some of you, but I'm saying it to all of you. Even when I know I've posted a somewhat crappy photo, you guys see something good in it.....EVERY SINGLE TIME. THAT'S the thing I'll remember the most! The support in this community is so overwhelming to me. You are the ones who listened to me and gave me tips, kudos, a smile, all of the positive feedback that I needed TO KEEP GOING. That's what I need to say (again). YOU ALL KEPT ME GOING.......FOR A YEAR! If it were possible for me to hug every one of you, I'd do it! You all became Family. So funny because you're spread out all over the world (I Love That About You!) and I know that when I'm old(er) and gray (I color my hair!), I may not remember what I ate for lunch, but I'll NEVER forget you were my cheerleaders for a Year of My Life!

I'm looking forward to the break, I have to admit. I want to be able to have the time to try the cool experiments that I've seen in 365! I am looking forward to chilling with you all, seeing your cool stuff, learning from it and hope that you will remember that You People Were the Ones Who Helped/Guided/Cheered Me On and if I live to be an old gal, I Will Never Forget Your Faith, Support and Encouragement!


That is so cool, both the camera and your words! Congratulations on completing 365!
December 31st, 2012  
@grizzlysghost Thank you, Aaron! It's weird to be done on Dec 30th but I forgot it was a leap year. SO, I will come up with something for tomorrow because it wouldn't feel complete if I didn't. Anyway, I will always appreciate the help and patience you gave me when I first started. Not to mention your great sense of humor! Thank you again! Big Hug!
December 31st, 2012  
So happy for you...some people just don't know how hard it can be taking photos everyday and coming up with new ideas as well. I haven't always been around to comment on your shots ( it's getting harder with trying to run my own photography business.) but you have improved so much from being here. All the best to you...hope you keep that camera by your side at all times. :))
December 31st, 2012  
Congratulations Terry!!! Awesome present and pic! I really hope you stick around! I love your pics and sense of humor! Fav! :0)
December 31st, 2012  
Congratulations on reaching 365. I understand perfectly how you feel. I have at times thought that I was not going to make it (only 5 days to go!) but I have hung in there. I am going to continue next year but not get too stressed if I miss a few days.
December 31st, 2012  
@veg66 Thank you, Joanne! And thank you for noticing my improvements! That means alot! :)

@cjwhite Thanks, Carolyn! I do plan to stick around (I signed up for the ace membership last night! haha!) What I like is that it will be at my leisure - can you hear me saying, "AHHHHHHHHHHH...." HAHA! And thank you so much for the Fav!!!!

@gennywren Thank you so much Genny! I can't tell you how good this feels! I'm going to sleep like a baby tonight and with a big obnoxious grin on my face! hahahah! Big hug to ya!
December 31st, 2012  
Congratulations Terry! You were one of the first people I followed when I started- a couple of weeks after you. It's exciting to see you make it through to the end. So many of my favorite people are finishing up today or tomorrow. I hope you hang around. I'll miss you if you don't. I haven't been great on keeping up with the commenting but I've enjoyed your photos on my feed.
December 31st, 2012  
Congratulations Terry
December 31st, 2012  
Congratulations on completing 365 Terry. That's really quite an accomplishment. I, like you, seem to start something and be really excited, and drop it for something new. I hope I will be able to finish my year also. I have loved your photos since I have been following you. I do hope you will continue to post ... knowing it doesn't have to be every day. Have a very Happy New Year.
December 31st, 2012  
@terryvet92 I'm not going anywhere, Terry! I just told my buddy, Aaron, that I'd miss y'all too much! I signed up for the ace membership so I'll definitely be around. Just maybe not every single day FOR A YEAR(!) OMG - I still can't believe I actually finished! Such a good feeling! I will be checking in on you, too, my friend!
January 1st, 2013  
@gphelps5 Thanks a bunch, Bulldog! Feels pretty damn good, I must say!
January 1st, 2013  
@henrir Thank you, Henri! I'm so happy that you liked my photos! I will be around, I promise you! I can't be friends with people for a year every single day then drop them like a hot potato, can I? No Way! I love you guys! And by the way, HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! :)))))
January 1st, 2013  
What a great little charm. I hope you come back after your break.
January 1st, 2013  
What a gorgeous gift, a great memento. Nice capture of it too
January 4th, 2013  
After you so eloquently apologized for not commenting on all my pictures (a thing I totally understand) I realized, I'd missed a few of yours as I don't always get to go through my home page). So here I am finally reading your "acceptance speech" and getting a nice smile from it! What a sweet charm and even sweeter things to say. But I get all of them and have felt exactly the same way (especially the part about supportive comments on pictures!). So, once again, congratulations on completing 365!! Enjoy your break, and remember- if you did it once, you can do it again! hehe
January 15th, 2013  
Congratulations on completing your project... doh... silly me
January 15th, 2013  
I love this photo. Such a precious gift.

Congratulations for making making it 365 days. I am only at day 42 and struggle somedays, but reading your story gives me hope and the determination to keep going. Thank you for sharing your story!
January 26th, 2013  
Fav! You are golden!!!
August 14th, 2013  
@angeliquenordal Thank you! I haven't been on 365 in a while and starting getting your notifications that you like my shots so I thought, "I need to thank her and see what else is going on in my photography world! :) Seriously, I have never taken sweet words and encouragement from my 365 pals lightly. I took it all to heart which is why I still have such a warm spot just for y'all! Thanks again!
August 20th, 2013  
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