A Failed Personal Project and Why That's Okay

I decided that for the month of March I wanted to do a personal photography project- a photo a day. I take lots of pictures of my kids and our outings, but I was only going to count pictures taken with my real camera, not the phone.

I started off great. Ten days with no misses. Then I skipped the weekend. But then I did the next week again with no breaks. And then life got crazy. I had a long to do list that was time sensitive, and I was stressed. Taking out my camera only takes a few minutes, but I had to prioritize and only do the essentials. For me, not worrying about completing this project was not an essential, so it got taken off my list of things to do. And that was completely okay!

Sometimes in life we feel like we have to do it all, but the reality is we can't. "We should begin by recognizing the reality that just because something is good is not a sufficient reason for doing it. The number of good things we can do far exceeds the time available to accomplish them. Some things are better than good, and these are the things that should command priority attention in our lives. ...As we consider various choices, we should remember that it is not enough that something is good. Other choices are better, and still others are best. Even though a particular choice is more costly, its far greater value may make it the best choice of all." (Oaks)

Like you, I play many roles. Mother, wife, small business owner, homemaker, friend. The list goes on, and it also includes a very important role- me. Being Amy, being happy, and making sure I take time to keep me healthy- emotionally, physically, and spiritually. Sometimes we have to say no, sometimes we have to press pause, or sometimes we have to allow ourselves to fail. Whatever time or season you are in in your life, just remember it's okay to not do it all. 

{18 of the 31 days in March}

Amy B Collins is a family and baby's first year photographer located in Dover, Massachusetts