First: I did it! Yeah! I took a picture every day for a year. (Again.)
Second: A few observations.
Taking a picture every day isn't too hard for me (in fact, I've continued taking pictures daily in January with little effort). But taking pictures is one thing; taking *good* pictures is another. I've taken enough classes and viewed enough photographs to be a tad picky when evaluating my own pictures. Sharing a picture every day is a lot harder than just taking one. I also wanted pictures that captured something meaningful, and that didn't always happen - adding yet another layer of mental challenge to my project.
The really tough part through 2014 was getting my pictures posted. Uploading, choosing, editing, posting (here and in the Capture Your 365 gallery)... it all takes time. Time I didn't have; I had to steal it from other things (mainly the house). And, to make things worse, my computer wasn't cooperating at least half of the time! Posting was extremely tedious some days. But I wasn't willing to eliminate this part of the project because sharing my photos is what keeps me motivated and accountable (at least to myself). I'm glad I kept doing it, but wish it would have been quicker and less frustrating.
While I recorded hundreds of moments and things during 2014, I'm very aware that this collection of photos is only a sliver of life. There are so many things I didn't capture or share (some things I photographed but did not choose as the daily pic). While I'm pleased with all that I captured, I also recognize the hugeness of life - I could never capture it all, nor would I want to.
The verdict on daily pics in 2014:
Sentimentally-speaking? Glad I did it; absolutely.
Practically-speaking? I needed that time; OH, how I needed that time! It will take a long time to "catch up" on other things (as if I really could. ha).
Will I do this again? Well, I like photography and I like projects... so, yes, I'm hoping to do it again in 2021. (I also like patterns - 2007, 2014, 2021... :))