2015’s Project 365 is finished. I am 100% relieved. Two years in a row. It’s been tough. Before I begin lamenting over how the project’s gone, here’s a few highlights from December:
December will be the month that’s going to be remembered as 2015’s fastest moving month. With a trip back to London for the holidays, each weekend preceding it was packed with friends, to-dos or something or another. Right up to the wire.
I slacked off in December. Big time. Fully admit to my interest in my own 365 waning during the final month. Especially when I was in London. Forgetting to take photos was the norm while I was too busy just doing stuff.
The question is, am I doing a 365 in 2016? I haven’t decided yet. Yes, 2016 is already well underway, but the beauty of a 365 is you can start one any time! I’m going to think a while on it. It’s been fun documenting (almost) every day of my life for the past 2 years. But also slightly boring.
Doing the 365 was meant to be my way of practicing more with my camera and learning more. But it’s slowly turned into “Shit! I haven’t taken a photo today. It’s nearly midnight and I’m heading to bed. Erm erm erm… TABLE LAMP!”. I lost the reason as to why I took up a 365 in the first place. To take the time, learn more about photography, and really be creative and find my style. That’s a tall order to ask of every single day. Saying that, I’m proud of what I’ve managed to accomplish for the last two years. Sticking with a 365 is a challenge. A worthwhile challenge.
I salute all of those who did a 365 last year and have been doing a continual 365 for many years (I know there are a few of you out there). I’m going to enjoy my 365 break, for now. Figure out if I’ll eventually do one again, or not. In the mean time I’m going to try some of the photo challenges on a few of the photography related subreddits – /r/photography and /r/photoclass_2016.