No Turning Back Now!

12_31_10
We did it!
One complete year of pictures.
We took a picture, and we posted it every single day.
We feel a terrific sense of accomplishment, and we did it together!
I remember last Christmas break when Shannon convinced me to do the “365 Project” with her.
Within our Twitter network, we had both seen links to posts all through 2009.
As 2009 drew to a close, we saw the sense of accomplishment as participants were planning their last shot.
With each of our full-time teaching jobs, paired with our workshops and presentations, neither of us wanted to commit to yet another thing.
Together, we decided, we could do this, and have fun along the way.
I posted my first picture on January 1st, and Shannon immediately nudged me on the “Chat”.
Shannon: “Mom, you need to write something, too, like a blurb.”
Me: “You mean I can’t just post a picture? I have to write something, too?”
Me (Thinking): “This is going to be a lot of work. Seriously, a lot of work.”
And so it began…
This past year has been tremendous, and has been filled with many good things.
We have tried to keep our posts positive and to look for the good in each day.
Now we are ready to turn the page to a new year and some new challenges for both of us.
My son Brian just said the other day that we should not be afraid to fail.
And we are not.
Right now our biggest fear is failing to try.
This morning I honestly had no idea what to post, but put trust in myself to find the perfect picture.
Then, as I drove out of Shelbyville, I passed this sign on an alley, pulled over to park, and it became ours to post and to bring to an end a year of images.
With this picture, we look ahead in excitement, and we wish all of our friends and family, who have encouraged us and been loyal fans of our posts, the very best New Year wishes for days filled with promise and love.
12-31/365 ~Nancy
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7 thoughts on “No Turning Back Now!

  1. What a fun year. I enjoyed every picture you and Shannon posted. And as I have commented to you many times the comments were just as good (if not better) than the picture.Every day for the last year, I opened my browser to my home page and my second mouse click was to Recess. Thank you Nancy and Shannon.

  2. Your last picture did the project justice! It has been a very nice diversion during the year. Hope you continue without the pressure of the deadline.

  3. Thanks to all of you! Your comments all year long have helped Shannon and me to continue when all we could think was, "I got nothin’…" You have added the second element: sharing.

  4. I have enjoyed your pictures and comments so much during this past year. You both are such blessings to us all…Happy New Year and thanks for sharing your wonderful insights and pictures with the rest of us! Bless you both!

  5. I believe the exact quote used was "There is no failure, only feedback".But yes, 2011 will be the year for Recesstec. Keep driving forward and put yourselves out there. YOU WILL NOT FAIL!

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