I may be a little late to the party due to computer problems, but I figured better late than never.
I'm joining Sally over at
for a year long blog challenge.
The plan is simple really.
Each week we receive a prompt.
Then we have one week to capture that "prompt" with our camera and show what it means to us.
The focus is to take a look at your life,
your surroundings in a different way and capture it on film.
I think it's a very interesting idea for 2013,
and a great way to look back at the end of the year.
Normally, I'll just be posting one challenge each week,
but because I'm playing catch up this time there will be three.
Self portraits are tough.
Do you smile?
Should I look serious?
Do I show my whole face?
I'm not super comfortable in front of the camera, but not overly shy either.
This picture isn't my most glamorous by far, but it captured me.
Wearing my favorite color, in one of my favorite rooms in the house, doing what I love - cooking.
So I felt like it showed me for who I am.
Certain things define us visually.
For me, it's my red hair.
It's the one thing that always stands out, but in this photo it kind of faded into the background and other things stood out - that's why I chose this photo.
This is really a tough challenge...one word!!
I really thought long and hard about what word would I want to keep for the whole year.
That's a long time to stay committed to a single defining "unit-of-language".
I don't really make New Years resolutions, but thinking about what I'd like to accomplish this year.
All the things I'd like to do involve
So that's what I've chosen to be my word.
I think my favorite synonym is "heart".
When you truly focus on something or someone,
it becomes the center or the life of things.
My goal for 2013 is to stay focused.
Do you take time for yourself?
That was our challenge this week.
I have to say, this is something that I'm actually really good about doing.
I take a few minutes every day to go and sit in my favorite corner in our bedroom.
It's a calming space.
I read, watch a little tv, flip through a magazine, call a friend & chat on the phone.
As long as it's something that isn't work, family or household related.
I find it very helpful to take your mind off everyday things - even if it's just for a few minutes.
It perks up my mood every time and I always feel refreshed.
Do you have a favorite spot that you like to go to?
Thanks for playing catch up with me and I hope you'll follow along with me through 2013.
Want to see what others are capturing on film for their focus?
Come take a peek...
Have a great weekend!