This project that I am starting has been a long time coming, I have just needed to find a reason in myself to do it. Many people are part of the project 365 or APAD, where they take one photo a day for a year and share it with the world. I always thought that the aim of this project was to improve photography skills by taking a photo a day, and always criticized people that posted up photo after photo of random crap. Who was I to criticize them? Just because a photo has no structure, poor quality, doesn't mean that it has no meaning. After stumbling across a blog by Hailey Bartholomew, I have been, I guess inspired somewhat.
Big call, I hope I can keep it up, because I am known to be lazy... but today, I will do it.
For the next 365 days I will be appreciating life. A small portion at a time, taking 1 photo a day of something I am grateful for. Someone once said, "The length of your life is fixed. The width and depth, is up to you". I hope to add to the width and depth of my life and the lives of others that follow my journey for the next 365 days.
"1 photo a day, 1 camera, 1 lens, 1 thing I am grateful for"
This is the 4ONE project.
Day - 1
I was discussing this project with Angie last night, and asked her "What should we be grateful for tomorrow?"
Angie - "We have jobs".
To start off the project today, Saturday 4th of Jun 2011, I am grateful that I have a job. I have a job that provides me with an income so that I have something to eat and drink, so that I have somewhere to sleep tonight. When you actually take some time out to think of all the things a job provides for, no longer is it "Urgh... I got to go to work again..." Without a job i wouldn't have this heater that is keeping me warm as I tap away at my keyboard. Although some people have a job that they truly enjoy, and I am certainly envious of such people, at least I have a job, and don't have to worry where my next meal is coming from. Grateful that I have a job.