My husband asked me that question a few days ago. He said that since I had read 52 books last year, he was figuring I was up to some new challenge for 2013. He knows me well. When I didn’t answer him right away, he suggested a few ideas for me.
Perhaps a 365 thing? Or maybe 12 stories in 12 months?
Yes. And yes.
I decided to participate in yet another #Project365 and will be documenting this year in photos. You might remember that I successfully did this in 2008 and not so successfully in 2011. But I do love how much mindfulness and attention this project brings to my day. Not to mention the fact that when it’s over I have an amazing slideshow of memories from the year. If the first two weeks of this challenge are any indication, I predict lots of food, snow and toddler shots. With a few bike candids and shadow self-portraits thrown in for good measure.
Quite honestly, the new Flickr app has made this challenge SO. MUCH. EASIER. than it was in years past. Back then, I had to take the pictures, get them off my camera, put them on my computer, do any editing I wanted to do and then (FINALLY) upload them to Flickr. With the new app I can do all of the above steps in about five minutes. All from my iPhone. Sensational.
And, just to keep things interesting, the story challenge is on as well. Since I’m a big fan of numerology, I thought it would be more fun to write 13 stories in 2013. So that’s what I’m doing. These stories are going to be ones that I may or may not share anywhere and that I may or may not attempt to get published. It’s important to have some pieces that you work on simply for yourself and I enjoy the challenge that a short story presents. Capturing a moment while limiting the word count forces you to be authentic and efficient. Or so I tell myself.
I’ll keep you updated on my progress. Duh.
What creative projects do you have planned this year?