I still had cookies to pack and writing to do. Instead, we drove to the city, in and out of mixed neighborhoods, done up in colored lights. Yo La Tengo’s Extra Painful on the stereo. Down at the X, a teenage kid was breakdancing at the light. He gave me the thumbs up on our way to get pho.
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.