The first few days following the freezing of our embryos were blissful. We celebrated our success, enjoyed out-of-town guests and had a fabulous “Things On Toast” dinner party. I really thought I could spend the weeks leading up to the frozen transfer free of worry. That lasted about four days. Then my old friend anxiety came back and settled in for the long-haul. Since then every day has been full of stress and worry about the upcoming transfer. It’s exhausting.
I think I need a distraction.
I have seen lots of bloggers do a monthly photo challenge and I have always wanted to participate. After looking at some challenges online I decided to put together my own. I tried to come up with simple daily “prompts” that are open to interpretation and creativity. I also tried to keep every day positive – you will not find death, loss or failure in this challenge. That said, if you are experiencing such things and feel moved to express it, by all means do!
If anyone would like to join, leave a comment with a link to your blog and I’ll start a list of participants.
Here are the rules I’m setting for myself. Feel free to alter them to best fit your schedule:
- Challenge begins Thursday, March 1, 2012 and ends on March 31. (But you can join in whenever you want!)
- Take a daily photo inspired by that days prompt. You don’t need a fancy camera for this. I’ll be using either my large Fuji, my tiny point-and-shoot or my iPhone depending on the day and what equipment I have with me when inspiration strikes.
- Post your photos, either daily or every couple of days, to your blog with a note as to what the prompt was.
- If you are feeling generous, link your posts back here so folks stumbling upon your blog will know what you are doing.
I have not picked up my camera for leisure in a long time. My Fuji is old, has a fixed lens that drives me mad and it is not working properly after bouncing across the floor several months ago. Despite equipment challenges, photography used to be a hobby I adored. I always had my camera with me and spent many nights editing images and uploading them to share. My house is littered with my photos and they bring me such joy. I hope that by dedicating the month of March to photography I will rekindle this love, distract myself from my fertility woes and connect with some other creative souls!