Day 222 (Or is this Day 1 now?) - Oops!

I realized this evening that I didn't take a picture yesterday... So today's shot is a big ol' "Oops!" while I figure out whether this means I am starting back at Day 1 or not.


I'm so totally bummed about this... You have no idea how crappy I feel about missing a day after all this time. For once in my life I wanted to start a project and succeed, but I guess it wasn't meant to be...


Don't know yet whether I will just keep going, or quit the group or what...



  • Sarahbear. 8y

    Don't beat yourself up about it! Not everyone is perfect.
    So much can happen to a person in one whoooooole year! Take two pictures, put them together and say "here's 221and 222". ^_^ I just joined today and I bet you I'll beef on the tenth day or something.
  • Cecily Kellogg PRO 8y

    That sucks, but I know Sarah says a TON of people have missed days. You're hardly in the minority there! Just keep going. You are obviously enjoying it, so why not?
  • Kate Sumbler 8y

    and : I know, I made it this far so I should probably just keep chugging away... But it won't feel quite as good to get to the end and not be able to say "I took a photo of myself every day for a year!" ya know? I'm sure I'll get over it after a good night's sleep, but I still feel like crying right now because I let myself down.
  • Greg Turner 8y

    Ah! Just keep going. You realize your success percentage so far?


    And that ain't bad.
  • Dave 77459 PRO 8y

    I know almost how you feel. If I forgot a day now, I would feel awful. I would consider cheating and finagling dates, but *I* would know I had missed a day. You've done so well, I surely hope you continue, perhaps with an asterisk. :-/
  • Kate Sumbler 8y

    Yeah, for a fleeting second I thought about "faking" a picture, but realized I'd always know the truth and it wouldn't make it any better... I frantically checked my cell phone and both cameras in hopes that I'd accidentally fired off a shot of anything that remotely included me, but alas nothing to be found. (I still need to check the other CF card and my deleted files just to be sure!)

    I'm going to keep on going, but it will just be a bittersweet feeling when I know I didn't really take "A self portrait a day for a year", ya know?
  • Mary Cakes 8y

    You are not alone.... I 'forgot' yestdrday. *sigh* . Very good, for you, however, you made it so so so many days consecutive, guess we should not beat ourselves up over only 1 missed day.

    Seen in your 365 Days of Self Portraits set. (?)
  • George Redgrave PRO 8y

    "No matter - try again
    fail again - fail better."
    Samuel Beckett

    (From a painting of Samuel Beckett in the National Portrait Gallery, London by Tom Phillips.)
  • susanej05 5y

    Nice photo! I've included it (with attribution at the bottom) in this blog post.
  • Carole Stevens PRO 3y

    I just missed a day :( life gets in the way sometimes. But hey, we wouldn't be human if we didn't mess up now and then - kicks me back into gear for today and tomorrow ............

    Lovely inspirational self confessing picture :)
  • Jan Roberg 2y

    I'm sorry that you missed a day, but your oops photo was perfect for my blog post. Thank you for posting it under creative commons. Here's a link to the post:
    It's about amended tax returns (which by the way are caused by "oops" all the time.)
  • dean.f.swanson 1y

    Perfect photo for my blog!
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