I’m starting the new year off on a creative, fun note! 🙂
I didnt really have any plans to ‘make something happen’ from my List on January 1, 2013…but, as was the pattern throughout most of 2012, of opportunities showing themselves around every corner – I logged into Facebook on the morning of January 1 and there it was…..an opportunity right in front of me! A ‘themed’ creative Challenge! I’d been thinking of joining in with a group of people (I had no idea where or who, though!) to do some kind of creative/photo ‘monthly challenge’, and here it was…awesome! 🙂
Do you have ‘Be creative/Blog/Take a photo a day’ as something you’d like to do in your life…perhaps its on your own bucket list?
Heres your chance..info is here: http://justbaustralia.com.au/be-creative/creative-a-month-of-moments-24239/, of how to join in with us!
I’d attempted to tick this off the List in 2012 – my 2012 Challenge was a personal one, doing it by myself…and it was going to be for the entire year. But…after the camera breaking and me being without it for 6 weeks, and then my mind becoming seriously tunnel-focussed for my Fundraiser Event – by the time April came around, the Photo Challenge had lost its magic – it had become a chore for me. It was no longer fun, or inspiring, to do it – at the beginning (before my mind became so focussed with the Event), I was really enjoying taking time out of every day, looking…really seeing, my world around me, spotting something in my surroundings that I would be able to capture, in a creative way…or something which inspired me. So as I had lost this feeling, it was “Mission Aborted”.
At first I felt like I was ‘giving up’ on myself and something I had set myself to do – I dont simply ‘give up’, its not in my DNA…haha….but, life has funny ways of working out sometimes – if I had tried to continue juggling the Challenge, with the physical/mental intense focus of bringing my Event together, I know that my photos would have just meant nothing as I would have just done them ‘for the sake of doing a photo every day’. And that wasnt the point of it..
Heres a compilation of the photos I did take during ‘Photo Challenge 2012’…
Oh, and as for ‘Challenge 2013’ – Jan 1 is ‘Brand New’….I cant wait to look back at the end of the month, and see what inspired me to take each shot!
Anything is Possible….when you are inspired to create and achieve!