Project 366: Day 366 525,600 Minutes (plus 1,440)

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I haveΒ mixed feelings about this project coming to an end. On one hand, this challenge helped me document an entire year, forcing me to really look at my surroundings and enjoy the many moments that – without this project – may have passed by without notice, and I am grateful I can relive these camera captured memories for days and years to come.

On the other hand, this challenge became somewhat of a chore, looming over me like a dreaded obligation rather than a moment of spontaneity, creativity, and celebration. Plus, my family (read: Rob) has grown tired of me shoving my camera in their face. That said, I send a special thanks to Rob for putting up with me and my camera. It comes as no surprise that this last picture captures a big grin on Rob; actually, based on all the grins, it seems everyone is thrilled the project is complete.

In addition to the final picture, I put together a video of some of the 366 pictures shared throughout this project. The play Rent includes a song that became one of my top favorite songs of all time. Because the song “Seasons of Love” speaks to the number of minutes in a year, I thought it was a great way to close out this project. Of course, this being a leap year, one needs to add 1,440 minutes to total 366 days.

Thank you for visiting me and taking a peek into a year of my life. I dedicate this project to Rob’s brother, Walter, who was with us when the project began but ducked out before it was completed. I find a bit of comfort knowing the year he said goodbye was a year I was paying attention to the beauty that surrounded me.

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Project 366 Day 366

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49 thoughts on “Project 366: Day 366 525,600 Minutes (plus 1,440)

    • You know what, Patti – I showed the video to the boys this morning. Their faces had smiles throughout the whole thing. Yes, I will – make that I AM – glad I documented a year. This is a treasure.

  1. Carol

    Well ended, Lenore. And again, I commend you in this huge accomplishment. Your closing words and dedication to Walter were moving. Well done, Lenore. Very well done!

  2. Wow! That was fantastic! Thank you for the compilation of the year .. I recognized many of the photos and smiled and nodded all the way through — bravo!!

    Thank you for sharing your beautiful family – and moments – with us πŸ™‚

    MJ

    • Thank you, thank you, MJ. I greatly appreciate you visiting throughout the year and following me during this project. Now, I can finally catch up with you and everyone else. I missed you all so much.

  3. Congratulations for doing such a great job on this and sticking with it! I think you did great. It’s hard to find inspiration in day-to-day things — especially after a couple of months!

  4. I’m tickled that you included the picture of us! It was a wonderful montage. I’d actually been thinking over the past few days whether or not I wanted to try the same project for 2013. You’ve inspired me! I suppose I’ll have to decide by the end of the day tomorrow if I’ve got the guts to follow through on the inspiration πŸ˜‰

    Have a wonderful 2013, Lenore!

    • I couldn’t put a video together without including the picture of me and you, Leonore. I am tickled you visited and watched the video. I contemplated sending you an email and letting you know about it, but I decided to hold off.
      I look forward to seeing if you decide to embark on a challenge in 2013. Now that my project is done, I can actually READ blogs again. FINALLY!

  5. Well done in your accomplishment of Project 366. I’m glad I got to see the last 31 days (as a late joiner to blogging) and will take some time this new year to have a look at some of older posts. πŸ™‚

    • I am glad you joined the fun, Sarah – late or not. Thank you very much for visiting. I wish you the best this new year, and I look forward to visiting your neighborhood and catching up with my long lost blogging buddies.

  6. You made it! Congrats on completing this project. It was nice to get a peek into your daily life. I hope that you’ll still be kicking around the blogosphere from time to time.

    Happy New Year!

    • Happy new year, Jackie! I’m done! I’m done! Woo hoo, I am done! Thanks for taking the journey with me. With the project complete, I can now reconnect with my favorite bloggers. I look forward to ‘seeing’ you again!

  7. Mom

    A special thanks for encouraging me to turn on my computer every day! I enjoyed every picture, even the ones I wasn’t in. Happy New year to all!

  8. Congratulations, Ms. D! Honestly, I have no idea how you were able to do this! Two posts a week are enough to make me want to pull out my hair at times… I seriously can’t even imagine! And you made it look so good, too! You should be very, very proud!!! HUZZAH!!!
    πŸ™‚

  9. Congratulations on sticking with this project through it all. I wouldn’t have the discipline. Thank goodness you have such an attractive family, or we would have gotten sick of looking at them. πŸ˜‰

    • Thank you, Lisa. You put a smile on my face because you miss my writing. Thank you. Makes me feel good. I’ll try to write soon. I’m waiting for the inspiration to hit naturally.

  10. Absolutely love the top picture of the entire family. Fills my eyes. May 2013 bring you love, joy … and all the happiness your heart can hold.
    Blessings ~ Maxi

  11. Congratulations, Lenore. What an amazing accomplishment. I understand about that feeling of the next post looming over you. I feel it once a week — I can’t imagine facing it every day. But you did it.

    Happy New Year!

    • Happy New Year to you, Charles. Thank you for your congrats. It was a huge feat, if I do say so myself. Kinda knocked the wind out of me more than I anticipated. I appreciate your continued visits. Thank you.

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