Is anyone other than me having a hard time getting into the swing of things now that Christmas and the holidays are over? What is it about that first week back that just seems to drag and drag and drag? I can’t seem to find a whole lot of motivation; which sounds funny considering how much work I’ve actually got done this week.
I mentioned Monday that I had a few projects up my sleeve for 2012. One of those is a Project 52 challenge (take one photo a week for an entire year). I gave Project 365 a try last year and failed. Miserably. I did okay for a few weeks, but then I started running out of things to photograph. And that’s when I realized that despite how exciting my life may be, there aren’t enough things around me to photograph every. single. day. I spend my time with my son and on my computer working and with my husband. Kodiak is beautiful, but let’s face it…how many mountains can you really photograph before they all look the same?
That’s when my friend Amy inspired me to try a 52 weeks Project. She’s doing something similar with her daughter called 52 Dresses (that link takes you to her Facebook Page Album…so cute!). She and I spent some time chatting and looking at the photos from the first several months and it’s amazing to see how much her little girl has grown. I think that when we are with our children 24 hours a day/7 days a week, we tend to look over the little changes and differences in their faces, shape, size. So I resolved to try the same thing with Noah this year.
Granted, I can’t exactly do a 52 Dresses Project, because, let’s face it…my husband would kill me if I tried to put our son in a dress. So, the idea behind 52 Faces was born. One photo of my little man a week, every week, for an entire year.
I’ll be excited to see how he’s grown. I’m sure I’ll do a recap post every month or every 3 months to see how much he’s grown.
Are you doing a 52 Weeks Project this year? I’d love for you to link it up! I’ll open the link every Friday at midnight and it will close the next Thursday. You don’t have to do 52 Faces, but I’d love it if you did. And I think you’d love it too when you were all finished and could look back at your children and see how they’d changed.
Here’s my first week’s photos. I was slightly disappointed, but couldn’t blame the kiddo for not being into it. It was about 12 degrees outside when we shot these and we’re under a Blizzard Advisory for the next 36 hours. That’s life in Alaska.