almost a year ago, i bought a new dslr camera. it is the love of my life. it captures everything i see - the things i love, the people i love, the amazing things i see - just a little view of my life. in 2011, i turned 27. and to celebrate 27, i decided to challenge myself to take one picture each day of my 27th year. that means when it is cold and snowy out, i take a picture. if it is so hot out that i just want air conditioning, i take a picture. if i am sick, picture. if i am driving in the car, picture. if i am enamored by life, picture. everyday. 365 days of pictures. and i have challenged myself not to recycle pictures that i've already taken. everyday is a fresh view. why blog it? well, not because i think someone is going to view this or that it is even worthy of a view - but, really, it is a way to store my pictures along with a few thoughts scattered throughout. and it will keep me going on those days where i just want my camera to stay in the little personalized camera cozy i made for it. heck, i haven't even named my camera yet. so, here is the start of my year. this first post will contain pictures from 3/16 and 3/17. face it, i was too busy celebrating to even fathom setting this blog up - and i didn't have a name yet. but, today, i decided to name it "life behind the lens" - because really, you won't be privy to all of my thoughts for each picture, but i hope that each picture reminds me what this little life of mine is all about.
i started out the evening with my amazing sister and some casey's taco pizza.