Friday, December 31, 2010

2010 365/365 (Why I "365")

My 365th day of my 2010 Project 365.
I'm not sure I ever really thought I'd follow through.
I think that was key.
I jumped in and just did it without thinking about it too, too much.
Folks who know me might agree, I've been known to think too much.
Also, important to me finishing, was allowing myself to be utterly and completely less than perfect.
I still quake at times, with certain posts, with the feeling of *vulnerability*.
Posting a photo each day?  Yikes.  That's a lot of sharing.
A daily practice of anything, I would imagine, can have a tremendous effect on other areas of a person's life. 
That's true for me.  
I see things differently now. 
Things in the world.
Things in me.
Things in my past, present, future.
I see possibilities.
I pretend to toy with the idea of whether I'll continue for another 365 days.
Truth is, I don't know if I could stop.
And then, I know, I would be so easy to just get swept up and busy and then, days would pass and that would be that.
So, still it requires commitment, and stick-with-it-ness.  
And, with that, at the end of 365 days comes great satisfaction.
Satisfaction and the complete sense that life is so, so short.
I don't want to miss a thing.
365 days.  
365 photos.
I can hold that in my hand.
And in my heart.
(There are actually 902 photos in the collage...all the photos from this year's blog posts, not just the one featured photo per day.)
Thank you for sharing this journey with me.
I hope you'll join me in 2011.