On Friday, January 1 2010, I began a project of taking a photo a day for every day of the year. I decided to do this because as my kiddos were getting older, I noticed my photo albums were getting slimmer. Besides, I wanted a project that would FORCE me to look at something in my day that was 'photo worthy'. I am so glad I did.
Did I actually take a photo every day of 2010? Sadly, no. I wanted to! But life happens and, for example, just 29 days into the year I simply forgot to take a photo. I almost scrapped the project due to the mistake, but instead decided to acknowledge the misstep with a 'blank' insert and move on.
Some days I took several photos and found myself frustrated with having to choose just one (or two or three) .
Other days I took a couple extra photos to use as insurance for future brain farts.
Then came the days and weeks following Ellie's T1 Diabetes diagnosis and life was just a whirl of craziness. I spent quite a bit of time staring at the wall, trying to regroup my thoughts in order to move on to the next task at hand. Life was too complicated to think about my silly project. I questioned then if I should stop taking photos but I didn't want to throw away 3/4 of the year. Instead, I 'put my big girl panties on' and took a photo of that wall I had been staring at. You'll see it was used more than once, I am afraid.
Most days, however, I saw something beautiful, remembered my project, and grabbed my camera to capture the moment . . . . just what I set out to do in the first place.
Maddi asked me the other day if I was going to do it again for next year. She has made it a habit to ask me about the photos from time to time and I have enjoyed sitting down with her (and Dave, Ellie & Ben) to look through the 'album'.
I can confidently say I will not be doing another year in photos, but you can bet something else will be in the works.
For now, enjoy my 2010 Year in Review in photos.
Happy New Years, everyone!!!!!