Goal

DAY 001

Goal: Challenge my creativity daily and improve my photography skills

Saw this one coming from a mile away.  Yeah, so the first one is going to be easy.  As it should be – to get me started.

Everybody has their own set of goals for the year.  Some are repeats from the prior year and others are new, but there’s always the standard few that deal with money, health and family.  I think those should be a given – like the R-S-T-L-N-E they give you on Wheel of Fortune these days.

I’m doing something different that’s going to challenge me and strengthen my skill set along the way – both creatively and mechanically.  I realize it’s going to be tough at times and there will be days that I just don’t feel like taking yet another photo.  I’m certainly not going to create a masterpiece every day.  There will be days when the photo just sucks in every way imaginable, but it’s going to be a great way to remember the year.

Here are some tips if you care to join me:

  1. Bring Your Camera Everywhere
  2. Vary Your Themes (have a theme)
  3. Don’t Stop, No Matter What
  4. Post early, post often
One-A-Day for January '14

One-A-Day for January ’14

One-A-Day

One-A-Day for January ’14

So I’ve been researching it and considering doing it and have finally decided that I’m going for it.  Starting tomorrow, I’ll be participating in a “Photo-A-Day” journey along with all the other things I’ve told myself that I’m going to do in 2014.  I’m not really sure how it works as far as posting – of course, right now I have plenty of time to post every day.  I think it counts as long as I take the photo every day.

I landed on this page for the actual topic ideas for January.

Thousand-Mile Journey

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. – Laozi

Well, I suppose I’ve taken quite the plunge here.  I’ve decided to blog.  I have no idea what I’m doing or even what I might blog about.

I just recently lost a job that was part of the perfect situation.  I worked in TV.  I had no formal training – completely self-taught (I believe this happens more and more these days).  My office was 5 minutes from my house so my commute was roughly 20 minutes shorter than the national average.  And I was doing what I loved to do.  Until the corporate body decided to shut it down.  So I’m at a cross roads.  I can’t just up and move to a bigger market (which is what typically happens) because my daughter has a year and a half left in high school.  I don’t really want to commute – I really got used to how close the office was.

So I’m the newest freelancer in an increasingly saturated market of creative professionals.

This is that single step that will begin that thousand-mile journey.

Geez – I hope I get better at this.