Thus marks the end of Year Two.
And as of right now, this marks the end of taking a self-portrait every day for me.
I thought long and hard about this and while there are certain things I will greatly miss, there are many more reasons for me to stop. I’m spending far too much of my time and energy on Flickr (I’m sure some of you can relate…heh) and not enough on other things. I spend too much time worrying about how many comments I get and whether I’m spending enough time commenting elsewhere. I’ve thought about shutting down the comments as one of my friends has done (a decision I support and respect), but it isn’t me. And I love the comments and have developed some truly wonderful relationships because of the comments.
I love you guys, seriously, and don’t wish to minimize the importance of the community aspect of this site. It is a sharing site, after all. The community means as much to me as any other part. I have so much more to say about this and WILL say more about this in a couple of weeks as I flesh out my thoughts (a post to introduce a new design and blog focus here, finally)!
I will most certainly still be taking self-portraits. I just won’t have to do them every single day.
I will likely post some more photos this week and then my family is going to the Outer Banks of North Carolina for a week (23rd to the 30th) with some of my dearest friends and their families. Time to relax and rejuvenate and energize myself for the next stage of my development. I have much I want to do when I get back!
Thank you all so much for sharing another year with me. I hope you will stick around to see what comes next. ☺