Today is Day 300 of my 4th 365 project. I've taken 300 portraits this year, and I planned a couple days ago to end it here, due to new time constraints in my life.
I've decided to keep it going and finish it out after all, but it took a low-stakes meltdown to get me to keep it.
I work on A LOT of stuff. I make a lot of content for someone that has had a completely unrelated full time job. But there's a time to trim things down and a time to discover limits. And maybe shutting down the thing that started all of my other things wasn't a good call.
I attempted to take 65 portraits this weekend in order to finish out my project so I could justify shutting it down on Day 300. First problem, I goofed and thought Day 300 was Sunday, but it's actually today. (Saturday)
65 portraits in the style I wanted them is pretty impossible in a single day. The idea that I couldn't do it made me sick, as did the idea of ditching this photo project before it was done. A lot of anxiety, and my mind went to places it hasn't gone in a while.
BUT it's all good now. I just tried to do too much at once and went into overload mode, and that doesn't happen to me super often. I took a ton of portraits during this time, so I have plenty to work to show for it. I didn't just curl up in a corner and cry. I went with a spookier theme today, so strap in.
Day 300 in the bag, son.
Oh and hey, follow me on Snapchat and Periscope (willmalone365) TODAY! I'm doing some crazy stuff in those places and I want INTERACTION!!!!!!