Day 50! Wow, it's hard to believe that I am halfway there already. The first image is my 50th image along with a small selection of images captured over the first half of the project.
But first, I thought I would share three thoughts about what I have observed so far in this project:
- It is easier than I thought it would be. Let me explain. Back in April when the project began, I decided to do this project. So far it seems that having made that decision and committed to this helped tremendously. Each day I do not think about whether or not I am going to make an image. I know that I am going to create and post on Instagram. It is just a matter of when and where.
- I really can do this. Having now reached the halfway point I am thrilled to have made it this far. I am not sure why exactly but I questioned whether I could do this for 100 days, would want to do this for 100 days and whether I could find joy in the process for 100 days. So far so good.
- I do need to give myself pep talks. Some days I am happy with the images I create. Some days are okay. Then there are the few days that I have just failed. By failed I mean that an image was very underexposed or just did not come out at all as I had hoped. The first "failed" image I posted was really tough. I thought about just calling it quits or skipping a day. But I made the commitment and said, nope. Committing to this project was about the process and that means showing an image every day, even if you think it is awful. The project is about creating, learning, and growing. As I said at the beginning it is about letting go of perfection and expectation and focusing on the daily joy of the process. And yes, I am finding great joy in this process!
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