In 2020, I was quick to realize that I needed to stay cognizant of finding as many silver linings as possible.
As events and job opportunities faded to closings and being rescheduled, the calendar actually opened up a little bit. That was the only encouragement I needed. I decided to pursue the State Parks Passport and Hiking Club Project. You can read more about my thoughts pre-project and pre-pandemic here.
At the beginning I wasn’t 100% sure what I would do once the project was completed. Once the miles were walked and the sights had been seen. I just knew I would have a year’s worth of images to edit and an equal number of pages to write. But as I sat on my computer looking for inspiration I came across another idea.
Why don’t I make a calendar?
So I went ahead and made my first ever calendar. I tested the waters by reaching out on Facebook to see if there would even be interest in such a venture. Turns out, there was.
Shifting focus to this idea has meant I had to give up making progress on the blog and telling the story of the adventures for the year. Which is ok, as the days continue to shorten and more time is spent inside, I know I will find some time to play catchup.
This was another one of those silver linings. I needed something in these days to feel like an accomplishment. To create something with my own ideas, my own work, and to share it with others. A calendar may seem a simple thing but this exercise was just what I needed. And a few pretty pictures on the wall might just be what we all need right now.
If you’d like to know more and possibly order one for yourself or for the holiday gifting season, head here to see all of the calendar’s images and learn more about ordering one.