20131228-223758.jpgA portrait of my child, once a week, every week in 2013

I can’t believe this is the last photo this year. 2013 was the first full year we spent with this girl. It was amazing. It was scary. It was wonderful. Becoming a mother has been such a strange and fulfilling journey for me. It’s like everything I never knew was missing showed up in this tiny little human. She has taught me so much already. I love being her mother, often more then I can express.

We had a bit of snow this last week, not as much as I would have liked, but enough to test out her snow boots. Don’t let this photo fool you, she didn’t really care for it. She couldn’t figure out how to move and became frustrated very quickly. I’m hoping we get another good storm so we can try again.

I’m still debating on next years project. Can I make a good photograph every single day? I love the challenge, the idea of pushing myself, of using my creative muscle. But I wonder if it would be too much. I don’t want to start and quit half way through the year. I will probably wait until the last minute to make the decision, my normal way of handling most creative endeavors.

My favorite last week was this photo of some little feet and her sparkly shoes.

2 thoughts on “52/52

  1. Throwing my unsolicited two-cents in. šŸ™‚

    I’ve done Nanowrimo for 4 years now, writing 50,000 words in one month. The words I write aren’t always beautiful, more often than not they aren’t, but I also surprise myself with the places my stories go that I wouldn’t have taken them had I written the words in my own leisurely fashion.

    I’ve been toying with joining the photo project too and wanted to encourage you. My guess is you won’t make a good photograph every day, but you may get a few that you’d have otherwise missed that are really good, maybe even fantastic. Happy new year!

    • Thanks for this. I’ve been going back and forth so much, feeling like if I do this, I have to hold every photo to the standard I’ve held for the weekly photos. But you’re right, it doesn’t have to be about that. Capturing the moment isn’t always beautiful, sometimes it’s downright messy and dirty and that’s ok. Sooooo I’m going to attempt this, we shall see how it goes!

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