Monday, January 17, 2011


I decided against P365 2011 because I don’t want the pressure.

Just do something easy I said.

Just make a list of things you enjoyed taking photos of last year I said.

Just take photos when you feel like it I said.

It’ll be relaxing and fun I said.

Here is the problem.

I forgot who I was talking about.

I sort of need structure to function. Free form, do it as you go, let the spirit move you is all very well & good in theory but in  practice it ends with me sitting around doing nothing. It always has.

As many of my former professors & employers can tell you.

The flesh is unwilling and the spirit is hopeless. The spirit thinks it should maybe surf a few more web pages & then go find a snack & think about the project later.

I don’t even have a spreadsheet set up yet to track what photos I have & haven’t taken.

And if you know me, you know that means I’ve pretty much forgotten I was supposed to take photos in the first place.

We’re halfway into the month & I’ve taken maybe 5 topic photos & if you don’t count the panty cleaning photos, only about 20 photos overall.

I need to rethink this project, set some hard goals, maybe assign specific topics to specific weeks or something or I’m going to look up from my coffee in mid April and be all “oh yeah…I was going to take photos of…things…”

To get in the mood I downloaded a trial of Lightroom 3.  I have Lightroom 2. I figure having to spend some time editing photos to see the difference means taking photos to edit which means getting back in the swing.

At least I hope so.


SciFi Dad said...

You dropped Disqus?

Also, I know it's a typo, but I got a good chuckle when you wrote about the "panty cleaning" photos...

Darcy@Somewhatmuddledmusings said...

I ran into that same problem today - but with cooking. If I don't have a hard, set plan, I flounder.

I've got the disqus reply form.

Beverly said...

ummmm I must have missed the panty cleaning pics lol I am sure by the end of the week you will have figured out a game plan that keeps you focused. The pantry looked great btw ;)

Lizziemade said...

Me too! I need a definite plan and routine, or I just drift along... la-la-laaaa.... oh, gosh, is it that time already etc...
You definitely need a Project Stacey! And I definitely need to see those great photos as you get to grips with your new version of Lightroom!

And what did I miss, with the Panty Cleaning? Sounds most weird (but I guess Beverly is dropping a good hint in her comment and I didn't miss anything so strange at all... !)