I have been quiet on here for the past couple of weeks, and have been busy contemplating a lot of things about this blog and where I want it to go.
As much as I loved doing Project365 in 2011, I have to say that it was a HUGE undertaking and one that became stressful at times (when I couldn't keep up).
There were many times, I found myself a day behind, and then a week, and sometimes even longer!
As much as it I loved it, I have come to the realization that it is just way too much for me at this stage in my life.
I am not so different from many of us in today's world in that my life is crazy busy.
There are countless things that take up my time, dishes to wash, laundry to fold, birthday parties to go to, fights to break up, beds to make, school and jobs to get to, bills to pay, kids to RAISE (our most important job!) ect., ect., I could write a book about that to- do list that never seems to get done!
But these are the moments, the days, and years that I want to remember, and more than that, to TREASURE.
Many of you know that I lost my amazing dad a few years ago, but what many of you do not know and what I don't often talk about is that this tragedy left me forever changed.
Although I have always known that life is a gift, I didn't completely grasp the meaning of this until that fateful August day.
None of us knows how long we have, we could live to be a hundred and two and die in our sleep, or we could suffer from a horrible accident tomorrow.
Life is a precious gift and I want to continue to realize this.
If there is one thing that this project taught me, it is that I LOVE my life.
I love my family.
It caused me to slow down and realize that all the little moments that were happening all around me every single day were really BIG moments and a HUGE part of my life.
It wasn't always pretty, there were moments of frustration and anger, joy and sadness, boredom and laughter, and so much more.
But when it was all said and done, I couldn't have been happier with how it all turned out.
I am living a GOOD life, and one that I am proud of.
So, with this realization, comes a change in my blog.
One that I hope will inspire you to document your own life.
To capture those little, everyday moments that are the true BEAUTY of our existence and to see how truly beautiful your own life is.
I am embarking on a new journey, not a project 365, but a PROJECT LIFE.
This project will continue to document my everyday life, but I won't be so tied down to one photo a day.
So, I hope you'll join me on this crazy, amazing journey!
Happy 2012 everyone!