Saturday, July 18, 2009

27 of 365 Days

It's been awhile.

I have felt so... uninspired lately. I have been thinking a lot. Maybe preparing is a better word. No, that does not feel right either. For the first time in weeks I got to talk about something of substance and it gave me this weird lift. I guess that's what best friends are for. You know, talking about things that really matter to the both of you. The whole day was a nice reminder of who I really am and where I came from. I was reminded why we have been friends for so long. Because we do not have to explain things. We can chat. We can talk. She can wake me up early in the morning and I do not care. We can just be. And then not be embarrassed when we share that we have thought about wedding dresses... and they may end up looking exactly the same. Yep. Besties.

{Days 1-13::Top to bottom, left to right::My own photography}
For the past 27 days I have been taking a self portrait every day (and I plan on to do so for the next year*). Okay, I may have cheated once or twice but I do have 27 different self portraits (you can see them larger here and some rejects here). Looking through them was kind of like the day with my best friend. It was revealing. It makes me feel naked and vulnerable but so much more comfortable. I feel inspired again, though. Or I feel more inspired than I did before, at least.

{Days 14-27::Top to bottom, left to right::My own photography}
So here is to 338 more days. 338more pictures. 60 days until I am back in Seattle. 57 days until my sister's wedding day!! 40 days left to apply to graduate from my beloved Seattle Pacific University. And only 20 days until I fly off to Nicaragua for nine days. I guess "preparing" was the right word.

*This project is an ongoing group project on the photo site Flickr where members take a self portrait every day for a year. It's been hard.

1 comment:

GracietheBum said...

I love hearing what you have to say. I am so glad we randomly, coincidentally--or perhaps not--are living together next year.

Thank you for the text, and I am doing well, thanks...plugging along, gorgeous weather, biking and nude tubbing it. Natalie natalie natalie we're gonna be living together next year, and so many exciting things are gonna happen for you between now and then.