Did I fail my #SiPgoes52 project?

As you may have noticed if you follow me on social media, I haven’t posted a SiPgoes52 picture in a while. Now, it has been several months since my last picture on this project.

If you remember my initial post, I had everything planned in advance. A small set-up that I can install at home. I was trying to think about my picture ideas in advance, and take those pictures in advance.

But one thing came in the middle of that and ruined the initial plan: LIFE!

Yes. It was Saturday afternoon. I was planning my pictures to shoot on Sunday: Hope and Action. I was looking for an idea for Quality, but I was called to work on Sunday, and my plans got ruined.

I didn’t take any picture that Sunday, and thus missed my Wednesday slot. Then, came the weekend of our toy safari and once again, no time to take any SiPgoes52 picture. Then, I lost track of time and motivation, and so I didn’t pursue the project. And now, 20 weeks later, I have not taken any additional picture.

Does that mean that I failed? Will I ever continue?

Well, Yes and Yes. In my opinion, I missed my goals and failed my vision, my project. But at the same time, it’s not because you fall from your bike once, that you stop learning how to bike.
Now, I just need to find the motivation again to pursue the project. And I hope that with this silly blog post, I will get the energy to continue and finish it by the end of the year.

Only time life will tell.

Julien (@Ballou34)

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5 years ago

I love the image. The empty stage. The writer’s block visualized. Waiting for inspiration to come. And I would argue you did not fail. You actually discovered that a distraction pulled you away, and the mountain to get it started was just getting bigger. First one-word delay, then two, three … I am not sure how many words I missed. Much more than a wise man who once said he would try to join and is still going very strong. Week after week. I would submit this image to #SiP_Inspiration (if not yet done). Welcome back, Julien. Let’s check in… Read more »

Tomasz Lasek
5 years ago

Fingers crossed for You Julien! I believe You’ll succeed and finish this challenge with great result! You were my inspiration. When I saw the well known background and stormies I knew: another word is waiting! Time to shoot! Od course I noticed the lack of new entries, I was browsing your feed few times to make sure I didn’t miss anything and when I didn’t see new pictures I thought ok, it’s his own business. I also noticed your other duties. But I still miss these pictures. And I know how hard is to chase the time. Many times I… Read more »

5 years ago

It was kind of a surprise to see you stop in the middle considering you had such a well-structured project idea. But yeah when one does something on a weekly or daily basis, and then stop, it’s always a struggle to start again. It’s quite different from toy photography, but I experience that when I play Duolingo to learn languages. And I’m sure it can apply in many other areas of life :)

5 years ago
Reply to  Ballou34

It’s funny, on my side summer is my “motivation time” for toy photography. During winter I only want to watch movies and eat pop-corn! ^^
Your initial project is so nice, you have to carry on! Only because I’m waiting to see new pictures of little Stormtroopers :)

5 years ago

You did a great Job with your „life on the Death Star“ photos. I love them and I missed them during the time when you lost your Motivation… So I was very happy when you continue your project. Thank you! :)

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