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? Continue reading “Did I fail my #SiPgoes52 project?”

Procrastination

pro·cras·ti·na·tion
prəˌkrastəˈnāSH(ə)n/
noun
noun: procrastination; plural noun: procrastinations
  1. the action of delaying or postponing something.

    We all do it; ok maybe not all of us. I know that Avanaut will be busy this weekend on his beloved fighter project and +Me2 will be flying off to foreign shores courtesy of Big Inc. My husband is out of town, my kids are busy and I am left with no more excuses, it is time to face my fears.

    The task I have set for myself isn’t difficult, I simply need to edit 18 photos so they look vaguely similar. Piece of cake…right?

    It is not the work I am afraid of, because I like the work. It is the potential failure I don’t want to face. I guess I need to relearn the following lesson:

    An essential aspect of creativity is not being afraid to fail. ~ Edwin Land

    So this weekend I will endeavor to be boring. I will cut my self off from the world, face my fears and try to get this project done. If I fall short of my artistic goals, I can remind myself that this is all part of the process.

    ~ xxsjc

F as in …

Being stuck in corporate meeting rooms for 5 days is a … challenge (and I have another 5 days lined up)

Most probably it strikes a few of the disambiguation interpretations of the F word, but for me there are just a few that stuck out to me the last few days … and these are two of my Favorites when discussing the topic with Maya, my Friendly buzzy Bee (and both Friendly and Favorite does start with an F.)

F as in Failure.
I failed my daily posting. Big times …
I knew upfront it was coming up and I basically tried to challenge myself to get this done.
I failed, yet I grew.
Sometimes failure bleeds to a bigger thing.
I will come back to why I believe my failure made me stronger in a later post, but don’t feel bad if you fail on your personal journey, I am sure it will help to grow you stronger …

F as in Fun.
Shelly has been hammering this one hard and sound and if you are unclear what I am talking about, just do a quick read up of her last five posts.
I was so happy to collect my body and experience some Fun.
Remember, shooting should be Fun.
If it is not, look for the Fun.

Me2