Why I didn’t want to do a 365… but did it anyway.

Why I didn’t want to do a 365… but did it anyway.

265 days down, 100 more to go. I’ve wanted to do a 365 ever since I saw Alex Stoddard, David Talley, and Rosie Hardy embark on theirs.  So why did it take 5 years before starting my own?   “I can’t be as good as they are.” Why does anyone start a project like this?  To get BETTER!  If you aren’t seeing progress in what you are doing, then you need to shift the way you do it. Yes, talent plays a huge role, but raw talent without refinement will still leave you frustrated knowing you can accomplish more.  Work hard so that your abilities can do your ideas justice!   “I don’t have the time.” Oh really?  But you have time for that tv show, for surfing the internet looking at cat videos, for looking at other people’s work despairing that you’ll never be as good as them? Trust me, you have time, it just won’t be the same amount or type of time every day.  It could be 10 hours on a Saturday and 1-2 hours every weekday.  You might need to shoot a week’s worth of images in one day, plan ahead.  You have the time, but you need to sacrifice less “worthy” things and prioritize yourself.   “I will probably fail.” Take that word off the table.  Don’t give yourself “failure” as a viable option.  Every day may not be the best work you’ve ever done, but we need the hoard of “mediocre” pieces to teach us how to make work that really soars! Give yourself permission to learn and make mistakes, but don’t let...

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