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In the past I have completed two 52 projects documenting the beginning stages of Octave and Bijou becoming sisters. It felt like the perfect commitment. I didn't have to think too much about it and having those photographs to look back on feels like medicine for my soul. I thought about doing that again, but I feel inspired to attempt a 365 project. I am also a little terrified. In December I tried taking a photo every day for a week and rather than sparking creativity and growth it just made me anxious. But I realized that I've put unhealthy pressure on myself now that I am starting to make photography a "job,"  although it still doesn't feel like one. Now it feels like every photo I share with the world needs to be amazing, like I can't have my name on anything mediocre. While that may sound petty, there is also some truth to it. I thought about not ever sharing the photos I take this year, or just some of them, the ones I am proud of, but then that didn't seem right either, besides I think I need the accountability and consistency. Thankfully I had a reality check and was reminded why I take photographs in the first place, and so I've decided to do it this year, a photo every day. There is no theme, except to truly capture an honest moment from my day. Maybe it's my daughters, maybe it's a friend, hubs, a self portrait or something on the street, but I must take one every day, and this excludes any professional work. I want it to be an honest reflection of my personal life. So, here it goes! 

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The sun came out on the first day of the year. My heart felt brand new. I tucked my phone away for the day and watched the sunshine pour into our home. I watched you play in the garden, chase the bunny, draw your dreams along side me who was writing and setting new intentions for the year. We went on a walk around our neighborhood, stopped at your school park to swing, and then headed home to play Jenga. I put you to bed at an almost embarrassingly early hour, because you needed it, and so did I. It was simple and sweet, a perfect day to bring in 2018.