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Day 182 – Halfway House

Well I guess it’s a bit of a coincidence that my birthday and the halfway point of the 365 project fall on the same day! It would signal time for reflecting, if I had any time to do exactly that! And while it does feel about a year from my last birthday it definately doesn’t seem half a year since Feburary, time has just flown. This project has been the biggest consumer of time in my life or anything I’ve ever done, not just taking A picture every day but thinking about photography, ideas, meanings and writing some of it down. But it definitely has been worth it too. I think now is a good time too to focus on what I need to do for the rest of the year and I might as well write them down so I remember!

1. Carry camera EVERYWHERE! Yes I think this would help me avoid the ‘oh crap it’s 11.59pm and I still haven’t taken a picture so I’ll just point it at the ceiling to fulfill the project requirements’ syndrome

2. Spend less time on the internet (said as I type whilst on the internet, oh the irony!). Maybe I can write out the blog words before I log on to avoid the temptation on clicking onto other irrelevant crap! Or if my mail could open without the Yahoo news stories maybe I wouldn’t get distracted as much! Anyone any more ideas on how to cut back on the interweb??!

3. Go to greater lengths to take pictures. And by this I don’t mean climbing illegally up onto the Harbour Bridge to get a better view of the city or breaking into abandoned buildings in the dead of night! More so having more courage and upstart to seek out the shot I want and getting better at convincing people of the necessity of recording moments.

4. More (good) portraits, not just crappy ones of a night out on the camera phone. I think that getting those types of pictures is connected with point number 3.

5. Read more (books not internet articles)

6. Go more places (that I haven’t been before) ((that it doesn’t cost much to get to)) (((where my camera gear won’t get robbed))) ((((or destroyed by fire, water, animals or small children))))

7. Interact/collaborate more with creative people and steal their ideas, oops I mean learn from them! 

8. Focus more and stop getting distracted (like my fascination with the upcoming election when I don’t even get a vote)

9. Write with less thought to who’s reading (especially Bernadette who asks me for more pictures of flowers and crap, note to self, ignore Ber!)

10. Spend less time on the internet (ok I’m logging off now, actually this is a good point to reiterate as I still haven’t logged off and am making some more changes)



Day 11 – Happy Birthday Bernadette

Man I really hate being homesick, it doesn’t hit me very often but when it does… And I’ve pretty good considering I’ve just been home at Christmas but today is one of those days. Missing my grandmother’s 90th last year was bad enough but my sister’s 21st, well lets just say it’d would’ve been a session and a half! Well it still will be, just less me. I guess thats the price you pay for sun, sea, relative economic stability and other stuff!

This weekend I will be watching the top canoeists in the country at the Oceania Sprint Championships and dressing up with Olympic and World Champions at the Slalom Annual Awards, better known as the ‘Auscas’, but what I wouldn’t give to be throwing on the layers of clothing for a pint or 20 in Newcastle West, followed by a fry up at Keating’s and a 3am discussion on life and religion! Ah, the good ole days!

Well in the absence of sending a card on time (i know i’m feckin terrible!) and because I won’t be there for the 21 kisses/hugs/jaegerbombs, I got 21+ footballers from Michael Cusacks (cheers girls!) to pose for today’s photo instead!

So again, Happy 21st Ber, hope ya like the pic and have one or two for me over the weekend! xx