It is the 21st of March - the 365th day. I decided some time ago what the final photograph would be in this year of recording my life. While there have been a couple of photographs of me within the year, there hasn't been a true self-portrait: having my trusty 6 1/2 year old sidekick makes it all too easy and doesn't really count in my definition of a selfie.
In exactly seven days I will be opening the exhibition. The major pieces of work are complete, and yet, there is still so much to do. It will all fall into place - as these things always do, and so today it is more fitting to look back on the year as a whole.
When I took the first photo on the 22nd March 2013, I had no idea I would exhibit the year's work - I simply decided to start taking pictures again every day. I had even less idea that I would start singing again after years of not singing at all, and that I would record songs to accompany my photographs.
I had no idea my parents would both face major health challenges in the year, that we would lose our dear friend Ian, or that both of our beloved dogs would nearly die.
I had not started this website or met the clients with whom I would do some of my most satifsying work. There are now incredible, deep relationships and friendships I did not have on day 1 of 365.
It has been both a wonderful and hugely challenging year - but that is life - no? One thing I know; this project has grown, stretched, challenged and rewarded me in ways I did not imagine. It has changed the way I think. It has spurred me on. It has made me record thousands of beautiful moments I would otherwise have missed.
Putting my work into the world has always been part of the joy of making it for me. And all of you who have walked the year with me: looking, commenting, engaging with and appearing in my work have been a big part of it too. So thank you.
Fittingly, I finish the 365 on a disseminating moon: the fruition phase of the moon cycle. It is where we harvest the results of our endeavours, share our experiences with others and look for purpose and meaning.
Next week, the exhibition will open on a balsamic moon. It gives time for distilling past wisdom into new ideas for the future, while allowing rest and regeneration, which sounds perfect timing to me.
Tomorrow I will begin again at day 1 and next week, 365 photographs will make it into the exhibition. The year has contained some 20,977 photographs from which 365 were chosen. In addition to today's photo of the day, I thought it would be good to look back on a few of the highlights.