{Photo-a-Day Project: A personal project that I undertake every January for an entire month taking one photo a day of my children. This is the 11th year of this project.}

      Kristen Cook Photo-a-Day January Project 2019 :: Day 1 // www.kristencook.com.au

      New Year.
      The moment where we assess the year gone.
      As if some magical line is drawn in the sand
      And we need to take a stand as to which side we’re on.
      We berate our 2018 selves for not being more on top of things as former 2017 self promised,
      Or patting our 2018 selves on the back for things that just happened to ‘happen’.
      Last year was both of those things.
      It was awful and wonderful,
      All at the same time.
      Both serve a purpose – the light and the dark.
      So perhaps there is no line
      No stand to make.
      Perhaps we learn to exist and tread gently in the grey.
      I began this personal project back in 2009 as a way of reconnecting with my why.
      Why I fell in love with photography.
      Why I continue to do what I do each and every day.
      Days of light, dark and grey.
      With them.
      For them.
      Here we go 2019.