365 Days of "Love"

Rebecca Borowski in Rimrock, Arizona making 365 days of "Love"...

Why did you decide to do this project? My initial inspiration was the book, Skulls, by Noah Scalin. I loved the range of mediums, brilliant creativity and beautiful photographs! Secondly, I felt the need to consciously commit to embracing my creative energy, instead of wasting it every day. When I asked myself 'what do I want to do every day for a year?’ my first answer was 'love'. (If there's one thing I've learned in life, it’s that the first answer is usually the right answer.)

How has doing a yearlong/daily project affected your life? So far, this project has affected my life in several unexpected ways.  Largely, because I made the decision to do it publicly (via blog), it forced me to get out of my comfort zone. I'm naturally terrified to "put myself out there", and in doing so, I feel more alive, more authentic. It makes me strive for excellence instead of falling back on mediocrity. Doing my best work certainly varies from day to day - some days my best is better than the prior day. Acknowledging this helps me grow as an artist, crafter and as a person.

A yearlong commitment forces me to focus character building. Not only am I honing my resourcefulness and creativity, but also building dedication, determination, persistence, reliability and courageousness. 

Quite by accident I fell into dedicating my daily projects to particular people. Doing so makes me mindful of showing appreciation, gratitude and love. (Not to be mooshy, but I think this is very important!)

Lastly, this project affects my entire family. The kids get involved; my husband gets home and can't wait to see what I did that day. Everyone gets involved with throwing ideas out on the table, "Hey, this would be great for a project!" And my 5 year old daughter now knows how to spell love correctly. :)

See all of Rebecca's "love"s HERE.

1 comment:

Sandi =) said...

~ You inspire me!
thank you for 365 days of LOVE!!!
i look forward to seeing your post every day!!!
contagious LOVE 4sure!
<3 U!!!