reverb10:December 30

Gift. This month, gifts and gift-giving can seem inescapable. What’s the most memorable gift, tangible or emotional, you received this year?

The most memorable gift I received this year was one I gave myself – the courage to take on the challenge of Project 365, and to commit to taking a photo ever day for one year. 

I started on February 4, 2010, and had some serious doubts about whether I would make it a week, or a month, let alone a whole year!  Sure, I missed a couple of days (I think 3 total), but I have just over one month left, and already I have a great sense of accomplishment.  Sure, you may think that taking a photo a day for one year is pretty easy, but factor in your every day life, work, family, school, friends…and it’s easy to be getting into bed at 11:58pm suddenly remembering that you hadn’t taken a photo yet that day. 

So, while I’m contemplating doing the project again, I’m proud for gathering the courage and accepting the challenge I gave to myself. 

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