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The End: My Project 365

I was pretty hungover on January 1, 2009 when I (after realizing the date) decided to plop myself down on my bed (that has no heated mattress pads hrhrhr)— still wearing the same clothes (well, I changed my socks) I had on at the Playboy Pajama Party the previous night— and snapped a photo of myself. I had attempted and failed Project365 in 2008 and I wanted to give it another shot. Yo, what do ya know? I made it.

(People keep asking me reasons why I started this project, who inspires me, where I get my ideas etc etc. Honestly? I don’t have the answers. I started for no apparent reason and I kept going because I enjoyed it. I wish I had something more profound to say lolz.)

Helga Weber Project 365

My 365 finally ended last December 31st. It was a wonderful feeling, albeit a little sad concluding something I have been doing every single day for a whole freaking year. I was getting ready for work this morning and while it felt good not being obligated to take a photo, while it felt lovely not having to panic thinking of something over my coffee, my morning was lacking. It’s going to take some getting used to, I guess. Look at me, making a big deal out of this, heh.

I’ve noticed that a lot of people I know (both online and offline) have started their own Project 365. I think it’s a terrific thing and I wish I were crazy enough to do a Year Two (because I know I will feel a little left out what with everyone taking daily self-portraits). Instead, I’ll be doing 52 Weeks for 2010; less pressure, not so time consuming, higher chance of success.

Having completed my 365, I guess I’m kind of in a position to dish out advice for current 365ers. I only have one:

  1. Just keep shooting.


Check out my entire 365 set here.

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  • Reply Noelle January 4, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    I’m doing the 365 because you inspired me. Nuks. ;) But of course trying to be different. There can only be one Helga. :)

  • Reply alex January 4, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    yay helga! :) you’re an inspiration now! :) YAAAAY!

  • Reply Larry January 4, 2010 at 4:05 pm

    “1. Just keep shooting.”

    Sound advice. :D Congrats again!

  • Reply Gel January 4, 2010 at 4:19 pm

    Re your advice: I will! :) Hehe. Congrats again, Helga!

  • Reply Kristine January 4, 2010 at 5:37 pm

    Did you get a new camera, too? Happy New Year, gorgeyoos!!!

  • Reply sara January 4, 2010 at 6:15 pm

    you could still take photos if you feel your mornings are lacking. except that you don’t have to post them if you don’t want to :)

  • Reply Janine January 4, 2010 at 7:00 pm

    Freaking congrats!

  • Reply Brinks January 4, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    YAY!!! Congrats Helga! Looking forward to your 52 weeks naman! :D

  • Reply Jozzua January 4, 2010 at 11:02 pm

    What?! No more daily pics? I was looking forward to seeing the EOS Rebel cam in daily action.

  • Reply Valerie January 5, 2010 at 7:45 am

    Congrats on finishing! I actually started for my first time on January 1st. I’m crossing my fingers that I make it all the way through. I never realized how hard it is to come up with ideas!

  • Reply Kevin January 6, 2010 at 12:13 am

    Hey, just want to ask. Can a Project 365 still be considered as that even if it wasn’t uploaded on the same day it was shot? (I don’t have the luxury of an internet connection back home so I prolly couldn’t upload my weekend photos on time.)

    It’s a debate on my tumblr, though most of them told me it’s okay. (Err.)

    • Reply Helga January 6, 2010 at 12:18 am

      LOL link me to the Tumblr debate, please.

      Of courseeeee. I get so lazy on weekends that I just take the photos and then upload them on Monday. So long as you take one photo a day!

  • Reply Katy January 6, 2010 at 4:14 am

    Wow this year passed by soooo quickly… I remember when you started at the beginning of the year too.


  • Reply Crystal January 6, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    I give you props because I could never do it! I enjoyed your pics.

  • Reply Holly January 12, 2010 at 12:33 pm

    Congratulations on your Project 365! I hope I can finish it this year too! :)

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