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West Sonoma County Sunset #3 Completion of my 365 Project 07.04.09


West Sonoma County Sunset #2 07.04.09


West Sonoma County Sunset #1 07.04.09


My hometown fans Jim and Matthew 07.03.09


Pool Play 07.03.09


Arcade Games 07.02.09


Swinging in the sky 07.02.09


Attack of the killer dinosaur 07.01.09


Restful place 06.30.09


Desert hillside 06.30.09


Palm leaf 06.29.09


Gate 06.29.09


Palms and Palm Springs Mountains 06.28.09





Take a look at yourself in the mirror, who do you see looking back?

Is it the person you want to be? Or is there someone else you were meant to be, the person you should have been but fell short of.

Is someone telling you that you can't or you won't?..... Because you can.

Believe that love is out there; believe that dreams come true everyday, because they do.

Sometimes happiness doesn't come from money or fame or power. Sometimes happiness comes from good friends and family, and from the quiet nobility of leading a good life.

Believe that dreams come true everyday, because they do.

So take a look in that mirror and remind yourself to be happy, because you deserve to be….Believe that. And believe that dreams come true everyday....because they do.



This post completes my year long journey to take at least one photo a day for an entire year. I started with a sunrise on 07.04.08 and one year later I ended with a poetic nod to my humble start with a sunset on 07.04.09. Both taken only about 2 miles from each other, one year and a few hours apart. Time really does fly!!!!

More than 650 posted photos, more than 16,000 edited or unedited photos in on my computer. 55 posts on blogspot, millions of words of encouragement, endless support from my son, husband, parents, siblings, beloved family and wonderful friends.

In November of last year I posted this quote with some of my photos and it really sums up the way I feel about my efforts, “There is nothing brilliant or outstanding in my record, except perhaps this one thing. I do the things I believe ought to be done. And when I make up my mind to do a thing, I act.”- - Theodore Roosevelt

Many people ask if I am going to continue, yes, but not on a daily basis, but I am going to continue to share some beautiful views and some lovely words, as well as some other things that are dear to me or catch my eye. So Stay Tuned!

So thank you to all of you for coming along on this journey, I could not have done it without all of you.

-Monique Jervan-Chilton

Additionally, a super huge thanks to my mom for being my cheerleader each step of this journey. Those that know her, know she is the best, those that have not had the opportunity to meet her....are just plain missing out!

2 comments:

Tracy said...

Thanks for these words of wisdom for today--I needed to hear that! And an outstanding batch of photos to complete your project with. I'm glad you're going to carry on!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Monique - You did it! The postings will be a great record of your thoughts and experiences during your 42nd year. You accomplished what few have done. Your work will stand as a beautiful permanent record for you and your family and friends. Thanks for sharing with us ! Best Regards, Ed Bierdeman