Will 2019 be my year of living dangerously? No that’s not it… a year of self-control, or reckoning, discovery, relaxation? Sigh, I’m terrible with resolutions. Honestly whenever I try to think of a theme or title for the new year all I come up with are overused movie quotes and sad memes.
In the end though while this leaves me with a descriptive problem it’s not really a feeling problem. I always have an idea of where I want a new year to go even if part way through something turns in an unexpected direction. Would a pre-selected 2019 theme effect any of this? Doubtful.
Why am I talking about this? Well, if you follow me on Instagram I just posted my best 9 grid from 2018 and even though I spent the year sharing a variety of images the landscape and scenery photos were by far your favorites. Which made me think, even though I felt overworked and tired all year-long there were plenty of beautiful days to remember. Maybe I should look back and name the year at the end instead of trying before it’s even started…
So I spent some time thinking about two year-long photo projects I shared in 2016 and 2017 and am now ready to give it another try. My hope is that every week or month or season I can identify a theme among the shots to give me more of a picture of what really happened and where the year is going… Are you up for watching my life unfold 365 images at a time? There will be some fun times ahead, Ryan is graduating from High School and planning a gap year before diving in to college. We’re taking a family trip to Iceland and I have a big list of PNW hikes I want to explore so I know parts of the year will be pretty fun. What else I’ll have to share, well we’ll just have to wait and see.
As with past year-long photo challenges I don’t plan to post here every day, I’ll save that for my Instagram and Twitter accounts, but you faithful blog readers will get one weekly recap every Sunday. My week in all its glory. 🙂
After a long introduction, this weeks recap will be short and sweet. We always start our new year on the beach and even though I had to work this year we made it to the waterfront before sunset. There were several more early evening walks to enjoy as we continue a warmer than usual winter and my week ended with the company of a great friend and a nice glass (or two) of wine. How was your first week of 2019?
I know my blogging has been light in the past year so many of you aren’t used to seeing much activity here but I’ve missed you all! If you feel like reconnecting and would like to follow along, or even post your own weekly images with a chatty recap feel free to share and link here. I’ll update each post to include mention of your lovely photos.