One hundred weeks. Seven hundred days. Nearly two full years. That’s how long I’ve been doing this Photo of the Week project. It started as a creative project inspired by the Photo of the Day project that my mentor at the time, Heather Holt, was taking on. Over time it’s morphed into more of a visual diary, a week-by-week photographic record of how I’m spending my life. My blog is often a month or two behind chronological time, so this series has become a way to check in in real time with you guys, say hi and give you a preview of what’s to come.
When I’m feeling dejected or frustrated, one of my go-to pick me ups is to flip through the Photo of the Week folder on my desktop and remember what a full life I am living; how unbelievably lucky I am.
Obviously, I wanted to do something big for one hundred weeks. I had grand plans — a “Best Of” roundup, an e-book retrospective, something big. But of course, life got in the way and this week happened to correspond with the very week that I packed up my temporary home of Gili Trawangan, finished my Divemaster course (Oh, so did I mention that now I’m a divemaster?), and wrestled with the decision not to say goodbye to a holiday romance gone right (Oh, so did I mention that I’m seeing someone? Astute Instagram followers picked up on it anyway. More later.) So those things kind of stood in the way of creative genius and photographic greatness.
But that’s okay. I’m giving myself a pass. When I look at these photos, I’m going to smile and remember how happy I was on the 100th week of my travels. There’s always week two hundred for something really grand.
Sunset spent sipping cocktails and making big plans — to be revealed soon!
I’ve been getting more abstract with my underwater photography and really enjoying this new direction.
My last dive of my Divemaster course on Gili Trawangan
This is me, one hundred weeks after making the best decision of my life.
Dear readers, your comments and thoughts are what has made this series one of my favorite parts of the week. Thank you so much for making my day and participating! So, as usual… which photo is your favorite?