Prompted 365: February 2/2

It seems everyone in my 365 group had a bit of a rough time this month. We simultaneously hit that point in the project where it’s become a burden rather than an excitement, but I’m committed to stick with it. I’m happy in the way that I’ve been pushed so far, but I am getting very tired of looking at my own photos!

14 Feb: Heart

15 Feb: Hanging

16 Feb: Listen
This was for Black and White Wednesday and was a freelense.

17 Feb: Secret
Joseph and I use “secret” our our everyday speech, but it’s a code word. The meaning is a secret I’m not willing to tell!

18 Feb: Reminder
My planner, which I am in love with! More photos here.

19 Feb: Bitter
I had a habit of sucking on lemon slices as a child. Everyone enjoyed watching me because of the sour faces I would make before repeating the process over and over. I still bite at lemons when they come with my tea or water at restaurants, and I still make the face.

20 Feb: What if?
Tackling this prompt was difficult to me because thinking of my life without Joseph sets me into a panic.

When people find out our story, they always say, “Wow! What if he had never sent you that Myspace message?” I can’t even think about it–it honestly really upsets me! No Italy, no Venice or Rome or Milan. No Innsbruck or Paris. No Egypt. And I would probably be a mechanical engineer working in a windowless chemical plant right now.

It’s amazing to think of this life I couldn’t have imagined–that was right around the corner when I was 18. I regularly thank him for sending that Myspace message.

21 Feb: Drive

22 Feb: Fold

23 Feb: Game

24 Feb: Red
My in-laws gave me these Hello Kitty and Dear Daniel dolls, wearing traditional Japanese wedding clothes, when Joseph and I got married. They know I love HK and all things to do with Japan, so these are perfect!

25 Feb: Plant

26 Feb: Round

27 Feb: Liquid

28 Feb: Rock

5 Responses to “Prompted 365: February 2/2”

  1. 1 Zoe 3 March 2011 at 9:25 am

    Fair play to you for sticking to the prompts and wow that was a difficult prompt to tackle, emotionally!

  2. 2 themissadventurejournals 3 March 2011 at 6:24 pm

    A Dear Daniel! It is so rarely you see anything with him on it. My boyfriend’s name is Daniel so I always look out for Dear Daniel items to buy him.
    What if? is a very scary question. I think we all ask ourselves that at some time. It reminds me to be thankful and not take anything for granted


  3. 3 Jennifer 4 March 2011 at 2:24 pm

    For some reason I think February is always a hard month for people to handle and the collective frustration of everyone in the 365 group seems to show that. It’s a bad month because it’s late winter and everyone is tired of the short days and cold weather. People hope for spring and see March as being the turning point so poor February gets the short end of the stick as being the short month everyone wants over with to get on with the nicer weather and more comforting months ahead.

    I may be thinking too much into that as to why we’re all in a slump (collective SAD?), but I do think things will pick up much more when the weather gets nicer. The 365 project has been challenging, but I’m glad I decided to do it.

  4. 4 Thao 7 March 2011 at 10:31 pm

    Alyssa!! You are absolutely amazing. I love your photos & your love story is so inspiring. It makes me happy & hopeful! Also, that Hello Kitty & Dear Daniel set is the cutest thing ever. It makes me miss Japan so much!

  5. 5 Kristina 9 March 2011 at 3:03 pm

    I second Jennifer’s opinion about the project and was one of the thoughts I had in mind. With it getting sunnier (also warmer), I’ve been feeling more cheerful and thoughtful about what to take. It might be interesting to see if this repeats itself when the seasons decide to change again. :)

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