I just updated my Project 365

Which is of note because I hadn’t for a few weeks. Anyway, today is day 154. I try not to look back at any of my pictures from this time last year because…well, because, but right when I finished, I felt a strong sense of curiosity:

What was day 154 last year?

It was the day I got this email:

I checked with production and unfortunately all the positions have been filled with returning crew members.  They have no openings for Season 3.  I hope things are going well for you and good luck with everything in the future.

Best,
Eric

Oh.

It’s a pretty picture.

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About J.

A former twentysomething with a head full of curls and heart full of questions wondering: when we get to nirvana, will there be food?
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2 Responses to I just updated my Project 365

  1. Esther says:

    It is a pretty picture. Life can still be beautiful even when there is disappointment. This is a cool project. So you are also comparing last years photo of the day with this years? Warmest wishes. Esther

    • J. says:

      Thank you. 🙂
      In general I’m not (comparing, that is); this was kind of a one-off. I am really glad to be doing Project 365 because it’s nice to have that visual diary.

      I actually read a great quote from Wayne Dyer the other day that is applicable here:
      Refuse to ever use the term “failure” again about yourself or anyone else. Remind yourself that when things didn’t go as planned you didn’t fail, you only produced a result. Then ask yourself this powerfully life-enhancing question, “What am I going to do with the results I’ve produced?” And proceed to act in such a way as to be grateful rather than resentful for those less than glorious results.

      And also, a little backstory since I know you subscribed in April and I will therefore assume that you have not gone back and pored through the archives (only because assuming you did would be really narcissistic of me): I started Footsteps on Concrete last May to document my move to Canada. I moved for a few reasons, but practically, I moved for that job and not getting it is why I had to come back to States, in a long story short kind of way.

      If you’re interested in long story long, I’d recommend these posts:
      https://footstepsonconcrete.com/2010/05/15/what-the-hell-is-there-to-do-in-bellingham-wa/
      https://footstepsonconcrete.com/2010/05/20/crossing-the-border/
      https://footstepsonconcrete.com/2010/06/01/the-job-situation/

      I think it was super poignant to me yesterday because I miss Vancouver like crazy and I try to tell myself to let it go and be fully here and whenever I do, something Canadian happens to remind me (e.g. yesterday’s picture, or getting a message from a friend on Facebook, or, randomly, an email from Canadian Groupon which I’ve been unsubscribed to for months). It will all sort itself eventually, I know.

      Thank you for reading and for the warm wishes 🙂
      J.

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