I got into photography for the purpose of documenting my children's lives. Now that I have a business, sometimes my personal work gets neglected. I decided to do a longer photo project this year. I know many dedicated photographers take these on each year successfully, some doing 365 projects, and shooting at least one personal image a day. Although, that sounds amazing, I know I would never stick with it. In January, I chose to take on a Project 52. So far, I have been really good about shooting at least once a week for myself. Editing and keeping track of those images... not so much. I have stopped posting on a weekly basis, lost count of my weeks, and left many unedited images sitting idly on my computer. Someday I will be glad to have them and will find time to play catch up, I suppose!
Sometime this year, we celebrated a HUGE milestone in our house. NO MORE DIAPERS. Not at all. Those of you who buy and deal with diapers on a regular basis understand what an exciting occasion this was for us. My husband, Rob, has wanted to be done with diapers for quite a while. In fact, he attempted to bribe them by telling them once they were done, they could go to Toys R Us and choose any toy they wanted. If you know how much diapers cost, then you know what a great deal this is! Now, Rob and I both know that you can't bribe your way out of diapers. Kids will be ready to give them up in their own time based on many different factors. Nevertheless, my children were thrilled and talked about it often. When the day finally came (and it was a loooong time after the intial 'bribe'), I knew I had to document it as part of my Project 52. Unfortunately, I don't remember what week it was. (Yes, I know it's only February and I have already lost count.) Maybe I will go back through the files and figure it out eventually, but for now ???.