MY365: A Personal Project for 2014

At the end of 2013, I decided that I wanted to do my own 365 project.  For those of you who may not be familiar with this, it is quite simple.  I must take a photo every day of the year, for 365 days.  They could be photos of anything, just as long as it chronicles a part of my day.  I can use either my phone, or camera, but at least one has to be used every day.  Amazingly, this is the one thing I’ve been able to keep up with even while ill, as my cell phone or camera were never that far away.  Subjects to shoot have been challenging, as I didn’t want to have three weeks straight of photos of my cats and bird (since I did spend three weeks in bed, with them by my side).

I have loved what I’ve done so far, and I’m finding it both challenging and rewarding, and it has really pushed my boundaries as to what I envision photographing every day.  Are there quite a few of my animals – of course.  But it does get less as the weeks go by.  So, what I hope is at the end of every week, I will have a wrap up, which I will share here.  But to catch up, I’ll be posting all of January, February, and the first half of March on their own posts, just so I don’t have a ton of new posts coming in one week.

So, without any further ado, here is January!

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Missing: Photographer Running This Blog… No Wait, Here I Am!

I think I’ve done this a few times – go missing for a while, and then pop up randomly here and there.  Well, I have a great reason this time.  Far better than just being busy and losing tracking of time – I’ve been sick since Christmas of 2013.  With several different ailments – one of which knocked me down for three weeks, causing me to take time off work in order to get better.

But now that I’m starting to FINALLY feel better, I’m slowly getting back to my old routines, one of which posting here.  In my last post, I mentioned that I’m starting up a photography company – Blue House Studio.  I’m so very excited about this, and can’t wait to share the website, business cards, branding, etc.  Almost there, but taking a little longer than expected, due to the knocking down for three weeks I took.

However, I have had a chance to take some photos of absolutely adorable little house guests we currently have – another foster mom with her kittens.  Six of them! Needless to say, mum is tired, and takes any break we give her to relax on her own.  Literally takes a break.  I mean, when I’m in the room, she walks away from her babies while I entertain them, and lays in another corner of the room, just stretched out, eyes closed, enjoying the lack of kittens mauling her every chance they get.  In case you weren’t around for a previous post, I volunteer for the Burlington Humane Society, and got to foster a mom, Amber, and her two kittens last fall.

So, to end off my long absence, and much awaited return (okay, I may be the only one that it was long awaited for!), here are some photos of the new family. Oh yeah! You’ll notice a new copyright on my images – a little sneak preview at my new company, the logo as the copyright.   I’m jumping for joy at this one 🙂

 

Last Post of 2013!!!

With an little under an hour to go, I just wanted to take a moment to reflect on my year. It’s one filled with highs and lows, the year starting off on a big low for me.

I started the year battling my depression, and this blog and my photography were essential with helping me through it. But from there it became more positive with many successes under my belt.

Two of the biggest ones were on a personal note: my decision to start a photography business (finishing up the details and ready to unveil soon!), and my hubby and I getting the opportunity to manage an 18 unit apartment building. Scary and exciting at the same time!

So I battled depression, almost died in a plane crash on the way to the Dominican (okay we didn’t almost die, but it was very serious with an emergency landing included), and my cell phone was stolen. But a very good friend had their first baby, I’m starting a company, we’re managing a building, and we had tons of great opportunities to spend with family and friends. A girl couldn’t ask for anything more!

And since this is a photography blog, I’ll end with a photo of our wonderful New Years Eve dinner I went out for with Nik. The foods gone, but you can tell my the empty plates it was good!

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