Hard to believe it is 2016! I have probably written this before, time seems to go so much faster as we get older. I am always glad to embrace a new year though, as it feels like a fresh start to me. Last year I had no idea what a 365 Project really meant in terms of time. It was much more of a commitment than I realized. As with most of my projects I started with a ton of enthusiasm and passion, but as the days wore on and the struggle of what to shoot became more and more of a challenge I sometimes waivered. I don’t like to give up, on anything, so I would pick myself up and “re-focus” when I faltered, for whatever reason and happily and thankfully I completed it. This year I am cutting back to the 52 Weeks to give myself more “breathing room” but keeping me in this photography journey. I used to be a resolutions maker, with great resolve I would tackle and conquer whatever I decided was important that year, and usually those resolutions would go be the wayside before spring sprung. Instead of the standard need to lose weight, eat better, exercise more, yada, yada, where failure seemed to be the common denominator for me, I have changed my tune to…lifestyle. I no longer count calories, stress over the occasional junk food I crave, cringe because I haven’t hit the treadmill in days (months!) or any of that. I live the best I can on a daily basis and no longer beat myself up when I get off track a bit. I make good choices regularly but don’t get upset when I make bad ones, it seems to be working…yay!
Not the typical breakfast in bed but this “green smoothie” has been my daily start for months now (actually I don’t drink it in bed, but liked the concept 🙂 )