Sunday, February 6, 2011

365. Life goes on...


I have thought about this post for one year now. I thought about what it should be called and what kind of image should represent all my hard work. Three hundred sixty five days straight of my photography - it is unbelievable to image I am here.

When I wrote up this morning I thought I came up with the perfect title... "The End". Isn't that how all stories end? I had the title, so it was just a matter of coming up with the photograph. As usual life got in the way of today. Plans changed, my mom cancelled on me, Curtis made me angry, the washing machine broke, Abbey was grounded...I ended up alone in my bedroom folding eight loads of laundry. And this day I waited for for one year came and was like every other day in so many ways. Nobody got the memo to stop and remember it was special for me. But that was kind of the point, right? Life kept getting in the way of my passion and if I wanted to make photographs I would have to make the time no matter what life handed me. I can't help but think that I am quietly putting this project to bed as 80 million people are watching the Super Bowl.

Thank you to all my friends, family, and students that kept me going, that helped me understand that I could do it.


14 comments:

  1. Congrats!, I've tuned in from time to time. Your dedication to this has been inspiring, really, it has. This has become one of my "what now" webpages when I'm bored. Now that you're done, I don't know what to do with myself...maybe start my own blog? Hmmm...your enthusiasm today tells me I might regret that. Enjoy your night, celebrate because you earned it.

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  2. It's funny Wendy, Yesterday I was thinking of you and your blog, trying to remember when the last day was going to be, not wanting to miss the last installment.
    Congratulations on a job well done and I'm going to miss reading and enjoying your thoughts and photographs.
    You did great over the last year and I'm proud of you. :)

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  3. You made it! Congratulations!
    - Stephen

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  4. What are we, your readers, going to do now? Our daily dose of genuine reality will be sorely missed. An amazing achievement. Nothing to say except, thank you.

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  5. You are a true inspiration Wendy. It has been amazing being a part of your blog. You are so talented. Your dedication is so typical of who you are. Thanks for setting the example and raising the bar when it comes to commitment. Great job, I'll miss it.

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  6. This is awesome Wendy! You MADE IT! : )!!!! Kind of funny that the Packers were culminating all their hard work into this one moment of winning the Super Bowl while you were culminating all your hard work into this one moment of finishing a goal you've had every single day this year. Good for you for staying the course and finishing it! : )!! I've had some of those moments with my own 365 where I'm exhausted or stuck for ideas, but something always seems to come around. Thanks for setting the bar and keeping the rest of us encouraged to keep going! : )! Yay! You did it!! Congratulations! : )!

    PS: I love what you wrote about making time for your dream. You sometimes (or a lot of times) have to deny self to follow your heart's passion. : )

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  7. Now how am I supposed to keep track of you and what's going on in your life? Geez, I had it so good for so long.

    You are an amazing, beautiful, intelligent, thoughtful, insightful, caring, kind, inspiring, dedicated, giving woman whom I am forever thankful to have in my life. This is a great accomplishment. I'm sorry that I'm short on the right words but only because they're never enough to do you justice...
    Congratulations!
    ~Curtis

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  8. Congrats Wendy! You are amazing! I'm really going to miss this blog :(

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  9. Congratulations! I love the variety of images you captured and graciously shared...

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  10. Your stories were as amazing as your pictures. I have CO2 sensors in my house now b/c of your birds. It was a gift to hear your voice and have this window into your world. Sending love from a million years ago and not as many miles away.

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  11. So proud of you.....so proud of the way that you've inspired others....You're pretty AMAZING Windo....Hope you know it and feel it the way your family, friends and blog followers do. I miss you already....Here's to LIFE getting in the way of our best made plans. I'm lucky to have you as my sister in law.
    xox,
    N

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  12. I am going to be lost without my nightly encouragement to guide me. I will miss this terribly thank you so much for all of your vision and kindness in of the sharing of your mind and heart. Teresa

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  13. Thank you for all of your wisdom and insight. Congratulations to you for a job well done!
    What's next?
    Dina

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