By 4 pm, I needed a nap or a car ride. L came home from school and C fell asleep, so I went for the second. Weeks earlier, I downloaded Serial, a podcast about a 15 year-old murder case told as a long-form story. I listened to episode one on the way to the store, then inside the store. The vitamin aisle captivated me. “Do you need some help?” “Uh, no thanks.” The prosecution’s case sounded weak. I started to put pieces together but it was just the beginning. Episode two played on the way home. I finally got the hype.
I’m giving this yearlong project a spin. Undoubtedly, I will fall and pick up again. Knowing this makes it easier. Still, I plan to show up to record a short photo and story of my day. You’re welcome to join me. I’d love it really. We can give each other high fives and geek out with a hashtag (#ayearofus), not because everyone is doing it, but because we’re doing it, together. Showing up every damn day to make this creative habit real.