I'm only a week or so in with this project, but I can tell already that this is the best challenge I could have taken on for myself as an artist. I told Trevor that taking time to document a piece of our lives once a day, everyday, has made me feel like more of a photographer than six months' worth of client work.
Not that I haven't adored my client work. But it's different, especially in the beginning, doing paid sessions. I constantly wonder if I'm worth it, if I'm good enough, how I compare to any of the other photographers they could have hired. It's fun, but it's also very much work.
But this, this is all about why I fell in love with photography in the first place. There is zero pressure. If I'm not crazy about my photo of the day, no sweat, I'm the only one who has to see it. This is about expression, about growing and learning in the safest way. It's a treasure hunt, and I never know whether what I stumble upon next will be a gem or a rock, but it's fun either way.