Published: 7th November, 2019
On the 16th June 2017, I made the decision to post a photo to Instagram, with the aspiration to post one photo every day for a year.
I had just finished my AS Graphic Design course and wanted a project that would get me to keep up my creativity.
I decided to post daily, instead of taking a fresh photo each day, so that on busy periods such as exam season it wasn’t a problem if I didn’t find a good shot. It also allowed me to post multiple photos from good days such as when I was on holiday. Despite this, looking for creative opportunities became a natural part of the entire year.
"Starting today feels like the right thing to do as I've been struggling so much recently and I've had such a bad day - I want to be able to look back on everything next year and feel like I've made progress!"It feels great to look back and not even remember why I'd had a bad day, and then to look through this year of my life in photos and be reminded of countless good memories. This was an important year for me as I applied to university and took my A Levels so to have every day documented is quite interesting.
"It’s been both a long but fast year and I’ve been through a lot, but I’m at the point where I can say that it’s all coming together and I have made a net movement in the right direction. On the wind-down from my exams at the moment and then I’ll finally get the rest I need, but even now I feel very happy and content. Thank you to everyone who has put up with my constant posting for 365 and who has just generally supported me in the past year."It felt appropriate to finish my 365 project with a photo of the same tree as the first photo. I think I'd definitely like to do another 365 project in the future, and see how my life has changed since!