Project365: #22-28

It’s a really good thing that I haven’t given myself any particular rules for this project.

Project365: #15-21

There is one downside to starting a project like this in January: in this part of the world, January is cold and grey and damp, and sometimes I struggle to find something interesting to shoot.

Project365: #1-7

You might remember that I tried doing a weekly photo project last year. (Let’s face it: I never really shut up about it. So the only way you wouldn’t remember is if you’re new here. In which case: Hi! Nice to meet you!) It was a way to work on my skills, and encourage me to take pictures for myself, and I’d hoped it would be a little less stressful then a daily project.

And it worked. Until it didn’t.

Looking Ahead to 2017

I have mixed feelings going into the next year.

I mean, it’s going to be awful. We know that. (At least we’re prepared? As much as we can be, anyway.) I really don’t think any of us are going to get through the next few years entirely unscathed.

But I’m not entirely without hope. I still have moments of optimism. The feeling of motivation that hit me in November hasn’t gone away, even when I had to take the last couple of weeks off to focus on the holidays. And, while I’ve always had goals and plans, especially going into a new year, something feels different this time. Really, my long-term goals haven’t changed much, but they’re clearer to me now than they’ve ever been, and I’ve got a stronger sense of what I have to do to accomplish them.

And so, for 2017, my goal is to maintain that focus.