I’m now nearly four months into the Day in the Life project, so in lieu of a photo today I want to provide my thoughts on the project thus far and get some feedback from whomever may be out there checking back on a regular basis, either by manually checking or by subscribing to the RSS feed.
So to recap my original intent, I wanted to highlight interesting things about Worcester and the surrounding area by going out each day to take a new picture. In the process, I hoped to grow from merely liking this city to loving it. Through posting the photos, I also hoped to open other people’s eyes to the many things they may have missed, since we are often most blind to the familiar.
Have I achieved these goals at all? First, my plans to take a new picture each day and post that picture the following day have held pretty steady, though I have taken the liberty of sometimes taking a picture the same day that I post it. These in effect means that I sometimes have the flexibility of taking a day off, and I can then catch up to my original plan by taking two pictures in the same day-the first would be posted that day, and the second would be posted the following day. Besides the four days when I was down due to my back surgery in which I posted old photos (I figured I’d spare you pictures of how my scar was healing up), I only cheated once by posting the photo of the Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial out of order. And even for that one, I had previously taken that photo for this project, but on my way out of Green Hill Park, found the skaters which I decided to post instead. So that was the only post that was viewed out of order. I hope you’ll accept my apologies. I’ll try not to let it happen again.
As for loving the city, I suppose I can say that I am taking steps in that direction. It certainly forces me to constantly be on the lookout for new and interesting things. Given the little amount of spare time I have, I am not doing justice to the parts of the city that I do not normally frequent. But I suppose I have eight more months to fill in the blanks.
The thought of doing this project for eight more months makes me wish I had committed to a more modest goal, knowing that there are people out there viewing this project and leaving comments helps tremendously when it’s 10PM and I still need to go outside to shoot.
So in that vein, I’ll be asking some questions in the days ahead, starting with the following.
1) Please let me know if you’re regularly viewing the Day in the Life project, and if I don’t know you personally, let me know how you found it.