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Crowned by nature's gold. | by alibubba
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Crowned by nature's gold.

Oh hi hello there! Remember me? Ok, it's only been a week. I know. But it's felt like an eternity to me! And since Jenna and Anna have been pestering me ever so sweetly, I thought I'd take a little slice of my day to take and post a selfie.


You know what I discovered? As much stress and frustration as goes along with daily selfies, there are equal parts release and joy too. Who knew? I've been forcing myself to take a break over the past week. And in the midst of my break, I've felt aimless and antsy and kind of lost. I know it seems silly, but I guess over the past year, the habit of taking a shot every day has helped me to focus my energy appropriately into everything else I do as well. I'm not saying there weren't days when I went crazy bonkers obsessive over getting my shot just right to the detriment of other things. Sure, there were days like that. But for the most part, brainstorming, prepping for, taking and processing my selfies was my time. And I kind of miss that.


I even thought about starting a year two. I've been feeling that discombobulated. But after talking with Andy, I've decided that it really is too much for me right now. And likely what would end up happening is that I would peeter out somewhere about a third of the way through and either quit or start half-assing every shot. I don't want to do that. So instead, I'm going to be starting up a new project or two in the next few weeks. Projects that don't require me to take and post a shot every day. But they will give me the motivation that I clearly need to take pictures. And hopefully they'll help me to continue improving in my photography.


In the meantime, you can look at my pretty forsythia crown that I made for this shot today. And I have my first maternity shoot on Saturday! So hopefully I'll be able to share a few of those shots as well.


It feels good to post. It feels good to ramble on and on down here too. :)


Hi Jenna! Hi Anna! Hi Cat!

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Taken on April 7, 2010