Momentum is so precious. I am not a person who easily holds to a schedule. Discipline has never come easily to me. I tend to fall in love with something and become hyper-focused on exploring it and learning and playing with it. That is so much fun to me. But my attention eventually wavers to the next exploration. So I don’t consider myself disciplined and I have never considered that I have stick-with-it-ness. So I was pretty proud of myself for completing my 365 project of posting a photo every day. It actually was less about taking photos than it was about practicing the discipline and consistency to post a photo regularly. Well, I did it (pat on back).
But then I decided to skip a day.
Which became two days.
Which became 2 weeks.
The big thing that is happening in our lives is of course the studio space that we are building in our basement (thanks to my Sweetie for doing such a great job documenting the process). It is going to be amazing (I hope) and it will be a space where we both can go to create. So until that is done it feels like things are in flux and also are mostly packed away. I would love to buy a new camera but of course our finances are tied up with paying for the renos so no new toys for a long while. Compared to today’s cameras mine feels clunky and ancient. And being a geek I have a weakness for the new and shiny. But of course the same principles apply and there is still plenty of room for me to explore and learn using the equipment I currently have.
While I haven’t been taking photos I have been contemplating what my next project will be. I have a few ideas of where I would like to place some creative energy this year but haven’t committed to any of them yet. During my 365 project did I become a better photographer? Probably. But I still have so much to learn. So I think I will get back on the bandwagon and continue with my photo a day project until I feel the urge to switch gears.