I never realize how bummed out I get during winter until spring hits. I'm weirdly optimistic and tend to enjoy life much more. Which is funny, because I started my first 365 project in March 2011 after my first real winter on the Mainland after moving from Hawaii.
Even over the past few months I've podcasted, blogged, vlogged, and done all kinds of stuff around photography, because I was always trying to move past it.
Well, guess what? Like I said yesterday, I'm letting myself admit that I've been taking a photo every day, which is something I haven't done for over a year. It's just the thing I do, and I should just be okay with it.
Life moves in seasons, and some things just don't fit in to your life at certain points, but end up fitting in later. This time last year (or maybe a bit later) I didn't really want to take photos much anymore. Now that my routine and life has some balance, it feels right again.
That said, giving yourself a goal to take a photo every day does make your day a little more interesting; it also keeps your brain on and looking for things. If you have a particularly hectic day though, it may be the thing that brings order to the chaos. For me, a hectic day of work usually involves photography in some respect, so getting a photo can usually happen now that I do photography and art related things full-time.
Really though, there's more of a desire to document than actually take photos, that's just the best way for me to do it. I have thousands of photos (can't believe I can say that) that I've taken of my life over the past 7 years, and I'd hate for there to be a blacked out year where nothing was saved.
On a slightly related note: My old Instagram account that was kind of alive has been officially killed off. It'll still sit on the internet as a relic of my past, but ultimately the @willmalone365 account is done. The future of of The 365 podcast is also in question as I look to move past the "365" thing. Who knows, down the road Anna and I may just make a movie podcast, which is something we've tossed around quite a bit.
The "trying things out" phase of my stuff is pretty much over, that was what The 365 was for. Now, I've kind of hit a stride and I'm just doing my thing. It took almost a decade to get here, which is hard to believe. Since life moves in seasons though, who knows what I'll be doing this time next year?