My mom said to me that we announce to people these kinds of projects in order to hold our selves accountable. It hasn’t really worked for me. I fail miserably at 365 projects all the time and then tell myself “Hey! Nice try! Maybe next time!”
I turn 35 this year and have declared myself too hold to be a quitter. So let’s do this.
Rather than limit myself into failure, I’m opening up the rules, hence “daily creation.” As long as I take a photo, or paint, or paint on a photo… as long as I take a sincere step to be creative every day, it counts towards the goal.
Today has been extremely challenging. Not what I would call a stellar start to the new year. But I could also say I learned a few lessons about life, relationships and growth. Maybe a little bit about hormones…
In fact, my resolution for the day should be to try and view things more often from the positive growth side, rather than the exhausting, negative, depressing side.
My normal reaction on a day like today is to give up. Forget any and all ongoing projects and curl up in bed. Rather than do that, I turned one of my favorite tools against myself (my phone) and shot a self portrait. A photo of the exact person I was trying to escape all day.
Not such a bad start after all.
Happy New Year!