As a writer, I have an extreme love for words. They are my passion. Letters make me smile. Film is a close second. I love seeing images on the big screen (and small screen). My heart warms when I see the open credits of a movie. I can't help it. I wait in anticipation to see what's coming up next. I have a deep love and appreciation for both.
Photos are great too. I could look at photo albums all day -- mine's as well as other people's. Recently, I have embarked upon a personal 365 photography project, an idea I stole from my dear friend Gina, at The Daily B. Commit to taking one photo a day, for 365 days. I'm not a photographer by any means, and was attracted to the idea because of how I could chronicle my year in photos, one day at a time. And I was curious as to what kind of pictures would come from me - a little personal experiment. What kind of eye do I have? Do I even have one?
Well, to my huge surprise, as I embark on this project, I find that I am developing a deep love and appreciation for photos. Like with words and moving pictures. Who knew? As I chase my kids around the house with the camera, I realize I am so excited. I found a new love.
Below are a few of my favorites from my 365 project -- I call them my "beautiful accidents" because there are days where I just luck out and get a cool photo:
Have you found a new "love"? A hobby or task that just excites you? Please share. Would love to hear about it.