There’s something about the ‘end’ of something that drives me. That drives a lot of people.
The end of the month.
The end of the year.
The end of this life.
This is the basis that resolutions are founded on. Goals. Ambitions. Deadlines are my driving force. The thing that pulls at my heartstrings. Procrastination fits in there somewhere, but that’s for another day. But it’s related.
I was doing some reading today. I was “stuck in a blog” as my husband and I like to joke. When suddenly I was inspired. I am often inspired by others’ blogs and projects, but this was long-term inspiration. Project 365 has been a big movement in the arts community, and I only first heard of it when my brother took a stab at it last year. He accomplished Project 100. An admirable feat, considering the number of jobs he has and his lack of free time. I loved the idea, and considered my own photo journal… but when I thought about it, I really don’t love photography enough to devote an entire year to growing in it. That’s not to say that I don’t want to learn more or that someday I may have a deeper passion for it, but right now I am very comfortable in my amateur state.
I read today about others who are taking on 365 day challenges outside of photography. I don’t know why I haven’t thought of this before.
It’s silly to start something new on, say, the 23rd of February. So… I’m going to spend the next 6 days focusing my energy on getting my house back in order after the crazy month I’ve had. But I am super excited for March 1st.
Starting March 1st I am going to post a project a day. Now, ‘project’ is a loose term here. My goal is to find a way to channel some creative energy every day. Some days that may be an entire painting finished and hung on the wall, and other days that may just be a napkin doodle from lunch. Either way, I want to find a way to have some “me” time every day, doing the things I love.
I do hope you will join me on this journey. <3