100 days, 100 photos taken and edited.
When I set out to do this project I knew it wouldn't be easy. I worried about a few different things, but my main concern was that I knew it would be impossible to take a photo I was in love with every single day. Did I want that attached to my business instagram?
This has proved to be true, of course I cannot take a photo I love every single day, and in fact lots of days I have to “settle” for something I don’t love, but what I didn't expect was the opportunity for growth this "disappointment" would gift me.
I suppose I could have had an instagram full of all my “best” shots, and that would have been lovely but it wouldn’t have represented where I am in this journey. It would have made the perfectionist part of myself happy, but that isn’t what this is all about for me. I choose being a life long learner, I choose being authentic and true, I choose making mistakes instead of my envisioned “perfect” instagram page.
It is OK that I can't take a photo that I am in love with every day. I am human. Some days I am full of life, well rested, optimistic and creative, and other days I feel like I'm treading water, barely keeping my head afloat and finding the inspiration to even pick up my beloved camera can be difficult. On these days I am practicing acceptance.
I don't have to be perfect, this project, above all, was started to bring me joy, to be a gift for my children, a year of life documented. I am OK with whatever comes my way in the next 265 days, and if this is my only lesson, to accept and embrace it ALL, I will feel successful and proud ❤