Thursday, December 31, 2009


2009, like most of my life in hindsight, was slow in days, but passed all too quick in a blur of color... I've laughed and cried; sang and danced; lived and loved... I don't remember the first half of it all too well, as it feels like I was living such a different life then; like I was a different person. A part of me wishes I had documented this year much better and much more often so that I can look back and remind myself of the kind of person I used to be. After all, you never know where you're going if you don't know where you've been.

As with the approach of every year, I generally make tons of resolutions. Most of them kind of fall away after maybe a month or two... three, if I'm lucky. I always resolve to lose weight, or be nicer, cleaner, read more books, stuff like that.. This year, I thought I would just make one single resolution. In doing it, I'm thinking that maybe it will foster the kind of growth that I hope for...

I've decided that for the year of 2010, I will be doing my own Project 365 where I will post a picture every single day. I have three simple rules for myself:
1) To post every day, without fail.
2) To take a self portrait once a week.
3) To take a picture of a stranger (at the very least) once a week.

Aside from those three rules, it will be a free-for-all. A Joycie snapstravaganza! :)

I'm a lucky girl, blessed with a loving family, awesome friends, a roof over my head, and luxuries many people don't have... but I can't lie and say that I'm not at a point in my life where I am truly happy and content... I'm realizing more and more that contentment is a state of mind that I have to find for myself within myself.

2009 was an insane rollercoaster of really high ups and downs and some monster loops that I never expected and took my breath away (in both good and bad ways). Towards the end of it, it feels like I got my ass kicked, and while I've discovered (among other things) more strength than I ever thought I had, I'm only now just starting to pick myself up and try to repair what feels broken.

2010 is the year I start documenting my own road to joy... and hopefully kick some ass along the way.

I'm ready and waiting! Day 1 starts tomorrow!