June Photo Challenge : 30

We have reached the end; the end of June; the end of my photo challenge month; and the end of my last full month in Japan. Wow.

I went out today in search of something worthy of my last image, and decided to take a little self portrait (a.k.a a classier “selfie”) in the mirrors in the street. These traffic mirrors are commonplace here, alongside the tiny roads I wander while looking for pictures. So here I am. This is just an average scene, me wandering the streets with my camera.

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My final thoughts on this past month. A lot has changed, and is changing, in my life right now. I originally started this project with the idea of just forcing myself out of my house. I can get a little hermit-like at times so I wanted to give myself a reason to go out and walk and a place (this blog) to hold myself accountable. I found, for the most part, it wasn’t as hard to find photos as I thought it might be. Some days were obviously a bit more challenging than others. Some days I spent hours (seriously, so long) in front of my computer debating between 3 or 4 images I’d taken that I loved. I found my walks helped me to re-appreciate this country that has hosted me for the last 3 years. I was out seeking beauty, seeking culture, seeking to share experiences with you. I’m glad that I rediscovered some of this appreciation during this last month.

If you haven’t grown tired of all the photos yet, and I hope you haven’t, I really want to share with you more images I made this June. My goal was to each day edit and upload only one, which was a challenge in itself. I always took more than one picture a day, ranging from 4 or 5 up to around 100. I would like to edit and share some of my other favourites with you this week (including a post of all the images of cats I took! haha).

With that, I want to sincerely thank you for following me along with me this past month! Now, bring on July!

Love,

Rachel