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December 20, 2006

Project 365 ... maybe.

As you may recall, I am someone who LOVES to make New Year's Resolutions, and I start thinking of them prior to the New Year so I have an idea of where I want to go in the next 365 days of my life. I'm not sure if I actually feel any real sense of urgency about completing items on the list, it's more of an ongoing goal-making exercise. I just like to keep some sense of focus in my life, however silly or ridiculous it may seem.

I read about this thing called The 365 Project, where you take a photo a day for the next year. I am thinking of doing it, not because I need to take more pictures (I carry my camera with me everywhere I go as it is, and tend to annoy both humans and felines with the volume of photo-snapping that goes on) but because I think it would be fun, and kind of challenging to select which picture perfectly sums up a day in your life.

I don't know if I would post them, or just file them away in a folder somewhere, or maybe print them out at the end and make something with them. But it seems like a fun idea, something I might enjoy. I don't want it to become just another committment, though, another hassle in an overstressed day. And I already take a bazillion pictures a week! Then again, it might be an interesting way to document your life. Maybe instead of digital, I could go old school and Polaroid my year. That would at least make a nice collage at the end.

Would you ever think of doing something like this? Would you keep the pictures private, or would you share them? Would you worry it would become just another obligation? And what would you do with the 365 pictures at the end of a year?


Posted by laurie at December 20, 2006 10:34 AM