That Time I Wanted To Quit | CY365 Podcast Episode #25


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Notes From The Show

Timehop App

What Does 365 Mean To You? The video from the day we launched CY365

What It Means To Be An Everyday Photographer

David DuChemin, The Created Image VideoIt's not a photographic assignment, it's

The Place of Craft | David Duchemin blog post

Daily Rituals: How Artists Work


Can you relate? Have you lived through your own epic funk?  Share in the comments below.


  1. Cynthia

    I have to admit I’ve been in a mini-funk myself. Thanks so much for being brave and vulnerable Katrina! This hit home and gave me hope.
    The dialogue helped me realize how I have let seeing all these truly amazing photos that others create steal my joy because mine were never in the same league. It got me to a place of “why do I bother?” With my husband recovering from major surgery this spring on top of a demanding corporate job with long hours & an hour of commute time daily,I either forget to get the camera out, am too tired or simply grab & shoot something.
    This reminded me I need to let go of comparisons (my issue!), focus on life, let my project be what it can be, and simply treasure when I manage to capture a moment in my day. Our lives can be messy, chaotic, partly cloudy, and clearly imperfect but they are real, precious and worthy of honoring.
    Be gentle with yourself; practice fierce self-compassion – it’s powerful medicine for the soul.

  2. Enjoyed the podcast today on a rainy commute. Your discussion on comparing hit a note with me since I am now working full time at job where my brain is on overdrive. Where does the photography fit in? However it can and I just need to let go and enjoy the process.
    Working in a field now where the server is becoming an issue, I feel your pain. Hang in there.

    • Thanks Jenny! Glad you enjoyed it. Ahhh brain overdrive…I know it too well. I like your idea of letting go and enjoying the process. Important words for all of us!

  3. Thanks for a great podcast. I have been following for a couple of years just wondering how in the world you keep up with 365 (x8!!!). I do well to get 1 or 2 a week, but I’m trying. I am a recovering type-A person that has learned that I really can’t do it all. 🙂 I have 3 young children and work full-time and want to capture at least some moments for them to see later. The prompts are great as they at least get me thinking about different things/perspectives, so maybe all of my photos are predictable. Thanks for being vulnerable!!!

    • Thank you Sunny for taking the time to make it work FOR YOU. Your children will be appreciative. I’m glad this podcast resonated with you. I wonder how I keep up sometimes too 🙂

  4. Rhadonda

    Thank you so much for this podcast and putting it all out there. Thanks for all you do Katrina and Kelly too. I totally relate to everything said. This 365 journey has been incredible, lots of soul searching for me dealing with comparison, “likes” etc. It’s still a journey but one I am glad I started on. I am trying to take the photos that make my heart sing whether posed or a quick shot. Some do that, some don’t but still loving the process. I can’t imagine 8 years and 4 years of a website. Amazing.

    • THANK YOU Rhadonda. I’ve loved watching your photographic journey. Heart singing is something to strive for in all areas of our life!

  5. Gina Johnson

    Great podcasts. Very relatable…..I am in my midlife with 2 young adults. Questions I ask myself….what do I photograph……where do I find the time…..why do I care who likes the photo…..

    Things that I am now considering joy, vulnerability, creativity. Fanning out because I have read the book The Daily Rituals.

    Thank You for having this conversation.

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