Resolved.

[I borrowed some of these ideas from Longbrake. Thanks.]

  • Take a photograph every day for your new project, 366. It will be fun to try to document everyday life and a good exercise to help you think more about how you make photographs.
  • Take a Polaroid photograph every week to represent that week. Store it in a lovely new Moleskine journal. Perhaps one of the nice new softcover ones.
  • Attempt to write down one main thought or idea from each day. Maybe it’s only a word. Maybe a complete thought. It will be interesting to look back on periodically.
  • Start a photography course. And complete that course.
  • Listen more. To everything and everyone. Sermons. Friends. Strangers. Street preachers. Prostitutes. Pastors. Leaders. Teachers. Children. There is a lot that you could learn from them.
  • Work out what Sabbath will look like for you this year. And keep it.
  • Look after your body better. Eat better. Exercise. Sleep.
  • Memorise more Scripture. One verse a week seems a good place to start? Write it out and stick it everywhere so you cant miss it.
  • Simplify. Be able to pack everything you need into two bags by the end of 2008.
  • Write more. About anything.
  • Find, purchase, and read Rilke’s Letters To A Young Poet (finally).
  • Drink less coffee and more water.
  • Go to Africa in June. Take a lot of pictures. Explore. Dream. Be.
  • Learn to process film. Finally unbox the stuff Neal left you, figure out how to use it, and then start shooting film again.
  • Finally build the portfolio website you’ve been talking about doing for 2 years.
  • Find and purchase a Polaroid SX-70 for a reasonable price. Or at least one you can afford.
  • Go back to Chicago. You love that place. Explore it. Spend time with friends.
  • Remember. Everything.
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9 Responses to “Resolved.”


  1. 1 Dave January 4, 2008 at 3:20 pm

    Hey, we love 366 projects! I wonder who else I “know” is doing one… here’s mine

  2. 2 emmsy January 4, 2008 at 9:59 pm

    dunno Dave, think you’re the only other person I know of thats doing one. TGKW is doing the self-portrait one on flickr here

  3. 3 suz January 5, 2008 at 11:28 am

    good resolutions..
    i wrote a list and keep wanting to add more. maybe i will, maybe not.

    who knows?

    when are you back to glasgow? i’m heading thataway tomorrow. see you around.. 🙂

  4. 4 Jon January 5, 2008 at 2:29 pm

    Sounds like a great list. I tried to do photo-a-day last year… I got to 41 photos in the course of the year, maybe I’ll try photo-a-week this year, heh. It’s a great way to look back on the year though and I hope you have more success!

    Let me know how you get on with the processing and give me a shout if you need a hand getting started.

  5. 5 emmsy January 5, 2008 at 3:08 pm

    Suz – got back on Thursday, loving it! Hope to see ya soon.

    Jon – good to hear from you! Are you still in Southampton? Photo-a-day is tough going already, but I do think it’ll be a really good excercise for me so I’m gonna keep trying with it! I’ve not even unboxed any of the stuff Neal left me yet, once I have a nosey I may be calling upon you for some direction!

  6. 6 kat January 19, 2008 at 3:31 am

    i love your list, Emma! You are a special young woman. God’s young woman.

  7. 7 bekah January 28, 2008 at 10:35 pm

    hm…i like the coming to chicago to see friends part. =]

  8. 8 emmsy January 28, 2008 at 10:52 pm

    indeed… me too… i’m hopeful!


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