“Hey, what do you think about packing up all our stuff and driving cross country in a campervan for the summer? We could visit all the national parks and…” “Will there be bears because if there’s bears, I’m not going.” I played Born to Run in the cassette player on our drive to the Farmer’s Market. Windows down sun angling in, his eyes drooped. “Oh, they won’t bother us. We’ll add this track to our playlist.” I looked back in the mirror, his body was slumped against the door.
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.