An Update…Coming Back to Life
It has been more than a month since I last updated this blog. I will be honest – in all this while, I haven’t even taken many pictures. Clearly, that means that my Project 366 has suffered. I wish that had not been the case but unfortunately it is.
So what has really happened in this last one month? For starters, I started working again after almost a 6 month hiatus. I had started the Project 366 during the time I was not working, so my approach to this blog was quite different. My new job, while by no means more hectic than my previous one (where I was working for nearly 15-16 hours on an average), has taken some getting used to. There is a whole lot of learning involved and frankly, going from a “six-month holiday phase” to “regular work phase” has required a lot of adjustment on my part.
When I come back home from work, I have really not had the motivation to take out my camera and snap pictures. I hated the fact that I was not working on the Project 366 but I also knew that forcing myself to take pictures would really take away from the usual pleasure that I derived out of the process. I could have taken random pictures which did not convey much or have a sense of purpose around them solely for the sake of Project 366. But I did not. I allowed myself to take some time to get over my “photography disinterest”. And I am glad I did.
So today, I come back to this space with a better understanding of completing such a project with the constraints of a full-time job. Given a lot of current factors, it may not be possible for me to take pictures every day – and I am talking about meaningful, well-thought out photographs, not about pictures clicked just for the sake of the Project. So I am tweaking my project a bit – I will put up a picture for each day but it may or may not have been taken on the same day. I may take most of my pictures during the weekend and space out the posts during the course of the week. Yes, it may not be the Project 366 that I had envisaged at the start of the year, but that shouldn’t stop me from taking pictures and putting them up here.
I want to thank you all for sticking around here and I hope that you will come back to see more pictures being put up. I also hope that you all will support me in my decision to pick up the pieces of this Project from where I left it instead of abandoning it completely. With this tweak to my Project 366, I hope to take more pictures without making it feel like a daily chore.
In my next post, I will resume with Post No. 150 of the Project 366.
In the meanwhile, here are a few pictures that I have taken over these last few weeks.