In December of 2011, I had heard of a project someone did called the 365 challenge. They had taken one photo everyday for 365 days to document the year. I was newly into photography and all the fancy apps that I had challenged myself to do the same for 2012. I said I would post them everyday to Instagram and even got a few friends on board with the idea.
I am proud to say that I have one more picture left to take. December 31st 2012. I completed the challenge. Along with my gals Eden Espinosa and Carla Duren. It has been so great for so many reasons. My two most favorite reasons are;
1. It’s almost like a picture diary of my life. I can look at almost every picture and remember the day like it was yesterday. Trips I took, nieces I met, shows I did or the day my dog ate my yoga mat.
And 2. I started something….AND I FINISHED IT. It’s seems small but think about how often we pick up a project, starting guitar or a language, knitting a scarf or even exercising. Most the time we just stop and say “oh well” but I finished and it makes me proud of that accomplishment.
As some of you may know( cause I talk about it a lot) I’m getting ready for my next challenge that I made up called #bucketlist2013 , where I write a list of 50 or so things I’ve always wanted to see, do, learn, eat or meet and try to accomplish at least 25 or more of them. I am excited for the challenge. A challenge to myself to say if you put your mind to it…you can achieve anything. Instead of saying “I’ve always wanted to…” Changing it to “I’m going to…” And just figuring out how to make it a reality. I have a ton of friends on board for this one and I’m hoping some of these things we will be able to do together. You’d be surprised when you share…how many things we have in common.
I’m encouraging all of you to find your own project big or small or join in on one of mine. It makes your days better. Brighter. Doing these things with friends helps you know one another a little more. An awesome way to connect. Know it’s not always easy but the determination to figure it out will be worth it by years end.
Happy New Year Everyone!!! God Bless US All!!!
(If you’d like to do #bucketlist2013 I can share how I’m going about it and you can join message me on fb,twitter or here)