New Year’s Day. A day for hangovers, resolutions, and new beginnings.
Or just a continuation of the same crap, different year.
I’m actually a fan of resolutions. I don’t make out a list or put specific goals on post-it notes around the house to remind myself to lose 20 pounds, floss more, smile more often. I don’t often make such specific demands of myself. Instead, I simply try to make things better at the end of the year than they were at the start. The first day of a new year has always seemed to be the best time to reflect on how I’ve done in the previous 12 months, and then figure out what I can improve on for the following 12 months.
I’m sure I’m not alone in wanting to focus on my fitness. I am purposely not calling these “weight-loss” goals because it’s frankly just too depressing and clichéd. It’s also not entirely accurate. Without going into boring detail, I’ll just say that I a couple of years ago, I felt a lot better than I did in all of 2012, and I am resolved to getting that back.
The tricky part is how.
Like many people, I know what I have to do to accomplish certain goals, but I am not always able to be as consistent as I need to be in order to reach them. I’ve decided this year to help myself along, to inspire myself to be consistent in one goal in my life by being consistent in others.
Enter the 365 photo-a-day project.
Fellow blogger Lenore Diane just completed her own Project 366 (she had the guts to do it during a leap year) and I felt inspired to pick up where she left off and start my own one-photo-per-day project.
The idea is to take and post one photo every day for a year. I don’t know if there are specific rules but I’m sure I’ll break a few of them as I go along. It might be difficult some days to get a photo up, but I’m willing to try.
Wish me luck!