It feels incredibly weird not to be making this photo number 4751. I am still a bit rocked and shocked that my photo-a-day streak has come to an end only 5 days into year 14. Everyone has been really supportive and nice with all sorts of advice from keep going to take a rest. The project was such a part of me for so long that I am a bit lost. That is something that I will have to work through.
Today was the start of school vacation week. I was actually home because I had taken a sick day last night. It wasn’t until this morning that I actually realized that I had missed my photo. But, I was home to start vacation week off with the kids. The weather was not that accommodating, though. It poured all day long and because of that we did many indoor things including building more of my Marvel Super Heroes LEGO sets. I am trying to get most of them built before Infinity War. I’ll certainty do all the ones that go along with that movie before I see it next Friday morning in IMAX!!
Andrew picked out this set because it had Groot in it. He loves Groot. The Groot character in this set is the original one from the first Guardians movie. He enjoyed building this figure.
It has come to an end…..
For the past 13 years I have taken a photo every single day.
Yesterday, I forgot to take one.
The streak is over.
I shot 4749 consecutive daily photos in the past 13 years and five days into year 14…
I forgot to take a photo.
For the first time ever.
Over the past 13 years there have been some photos shot at 11:59pm in sheer panic over missing a day. Over the past 13 years I have had moments where I shot to make an interesting, challenging or artistic shot. Other days I took photos of random things that made no sense or weren’t that compelling as far as images.
In 13 years things have changed immensely. The one constant to my own personal identity has been my daily photos. It was something that I took great pride in doing and as the numbers crept up there I was wondering where and when I would finally stop or even if I’d stop. In the end it wasn’t even a decision, it wasn’t even a thought. I simply forgot and when I woke up this morning I realized that I had forgotten.
I’ve taken daily photos for slightly longer than I’ve been married.
My Photo-A-Day project was the first teenager that I had any involvement in creating.
My children have never known a day without dad’s daily photo.
I don’t really have any other statistics here but my Daily Photo-A-Day project has chronicled our lives for the past 13 years. It was a part of me, a part I was truly proud of. Now the streak is over. I’m not sure what to do. I don’t think that I’ll be starting another one, though.
This doesn’t mean that I will stop blogging. It just means that the little camera head man below won’t be showing up anymore on the daily posts.