As we all approach this year of taking a photo a day, there will be challenges and obstacles that we will each encounter along the way. Most of our lives are not perfect and even when things are rolling along smoothly, there still will be days that are far less than perfect. With a project like 365 Picture Today, much of the beauty and meaning comes from capturing those imperfections. Kids with dirty faces, fingerprints on the window, the sink full of dishes in the background, chipped nail polish, bad hair day - those things are all part of life. Your life. The life that you set out to document one day at a time when you committed to this project. Inevitably, those days when time is elusive, or when the creative spirit disappears and nothing feels photo worthy, will find us. We need to shoot through those days anyway. Pick up your camera and point it at something. Anything. And press the shutter. It’s funny how those “commitment” photos, the ones taken without much thought just so we don’t miss a day, often become some of the most poignant photos of the year. As you take your daily photos, keep in mind that you may not know one photo’s true meaning until far beyond the day you took it.