Project 365, Day 365; Time To Call It A Day

The day has arrived. The last day. Incredible feelings of satisfaction and happiness at having stayed the course. But most importantly, I think, is the learning and growth I see in myself over the last year.

Quoting Charles Schulz, “Life is like a ten speed bicycle. Most of us have gears we never use”.  I never knew I had extra gears.

My eyes were opened with this daily photo taking thing to see what was there, but not noticed by me in the past. I began with tentative steps, unsure of myself, and wanting to please others, getting a lot of “likes”; and slowly evolved to liking my photos for myself, and if anyone else wanted to like it, then that was fine too. “If you always do what interests you, at least one person is pleased” ~Katherine Hepburn

I took a walk at noon today to find something for today’s post, to stay true to taking the photo for today, today. I was home, so it had to be a photo from the neighborhood.

And now I can luxuriate and post photos in the days ahead from random times in my past. The 365 process is rather regimented, but I cannot say enough about how good a discipline it is for a beginner, to go out daily, to find something interesting to photograph in one’s back yard, home, or neighborhood. Travel makes the process all that much easier.

I thank all of my followers, and the people who have stopped in to take a look and comment over this past year.

I’ve only just begun.

Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow ~Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

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About Angeline M

Love to travel, read, garden. I am a nurse case manager working in Disease Management. Photos of locations visited are personal file photos.
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26 Responses to Project 365, Day 365; Time To Call It A Day

  1. thirdeyemom says:

    Wow Angeline! You did it! Congratulations!!!!!!!

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  2. garydenness says:

    Congrats! I know I’ve not left many comments along the way, but I’ve been following along, silently lurking in the background. Its been a blast, and I’m pleased you finished with such a nice photograph. One of the best of the bunch. Take care.

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  3. Amy says:

    Congratulations, Angeline! I admire your discipline. Thank you so much for taking us along your beautiful 365 days!

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  4. Congrats…You are an inspiration! Loved your photos and have admiration for your determination!

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  5. ilargia64 says:

    BTW: the first pic is wonderful, and full of light!

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  6. ilargia64 says:

    Muchísimas felicidades!!!! Tienes muchísima razón en todo lo que has dicho…Parece mentira todo lo que se puede aprender con práctica y sin otra presión que la nuestra….Llegamos a descubrir las pequeñitas cosas que nos rodean y que antes habíamos ignorado, no por nada, sino porque no estaban a nuestra altura…
    Me alegro mucho de haber encontrado tu blog y haber sido testigo de tu evolución!!

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  7. ShimonZ says:

    I got to know your blog somewhere in the middle of the process, and found it very interesting. It was your choices, of how to view a scene, that kept me following. I wish you continued adventures, learning, and projects in the future… and think you will enjoy photography even more, when you’re not tied to such a strict discipline.

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  8. What resplendent fall images for your final daily shot! Congratulations Angeline – every day for 365 is some commitment but when you think of it as being a gift to oneself, of learning to see, and to compose, of developing skills that will give you joy – then it seems like the most inspiring of commitments. 🙂
    And speaking of inspiring, I’m wondering whether doing something similar from my first day back in Australia might be a good way to begin the adventure of my new life?

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    • Angeline M says:

      Thank you so much, M, for your support. I would highly recommend this for your return to Australia and your new life. What better way to help you see the new wonders?

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      • I’d been thinking that exploring my new surroundings with a camera in tow would be a fun way to discover my new life, and then, the last few days when I realised you were so close to your year, and seeing how your photography has developed, I began to think … Your anniversary post reinforced that sense of the commitment being a gift to oneself, and the opportunity to learn new skills. I’m feeling very drawn to the idea. Thank you for the inspiration 🙂

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      • Angeline M says:

        My pleasure!! I think documenting your new home and surroundings will be a wonderful way to introduce yourself and your friends to the new chapter in your book.

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      • Also the impetus to keep looking at it as an unfolding adventure and not look back.

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      • Angeline M says:

        When we moved from Southern California back up north, my heart felt almost broken. I was leaving a place I loved like no other place. My husband told me not to look back and gave me the analogy of a jet….they don’t have rear view mirrors, the pilot goes forward withouth looking back. I, of course, didn’t listen. It took a long time to get over, with frequent looks back. I think it’s only right that you honor a place you love…I think you have done that with your photos of Sri Lanka, the beauty in those photos speaks your love. And now, you will start that with your new home. The photography to chronicle your new beginnings will help you see a new kind of beauty. That’s really what my 365 did for me, it’s not that I didn’t see the beauty here before, I wouldn’t let myself; but the camera made me see it. ….and thus sayeth Angeline.

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      • Everything you say makes complete sense and dovetails with what I’ve been thinking. Seems it’s settled, then – I’ll be embarking on a 365 project one day in early February 2013! 🙂

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      • Angeline M says:

        Felicidades! Happiness!

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  9. StephenBrassawe says:

    Congratulations.

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