Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Life happens and it sure as hell happened to me. Where have I been? Everywhere. To Florida and the Nation's Capitol and Raleigh-Durham to be a student for six weeks, I drove 3,000 miles through the Pacific Northwest, to Calgary and then over the Canadian Rockies, did my first 40-mile bike ride in 20 years, riding the biggest hill I have ever climbed. I even saw the Hollywood sign up close for the first time, which I never did once in the 15 years I lived in Los Angeles. I also lost my best friend, Louie the Pug, in May and my 15-year-old cat Sassy just two months later.
It's not all bad news. There's a new pug in our lives and well, if you recall that diet I started last year, I'm still going strong -- less 40 pounds and nine inches off my waist.
In all that time and those miles and the ups and downs, I never forgot the promise I made to myself -- and by extension to you, my loyal readers, and that was to finish My 365 Photo Project. Lying awake the other night, the thought suddenly came to me: who said I had to do it in 365 consecutive days?
Hell, my project, my rules. And so, my friends, Shyonelung is back. In fact, that's me in Newport, Oregon at the Rogue Ales Public House (this photo doesn't count -- it's an iPhone shot taken by my husband).
I'm gonna finish this. Starting October 1, I plan on returning to the 365-day blog so I can finally bring closure to this project, day by day, photo by photo. These will mostly be new photos, taken each day though I will post some of my favorite from the last year, too. I hope those of you who remember this will drop by and say hello. You can follow me on twitter @shyonelung if you don't mind me blabbing about my sports obsessions.
See you October 1.