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Out of the Comfort Zone

Have you ever had something up-end you for a bit, and you need to find your "sea legs"? Something that takes you out of your comfort zone, that makes you adjust your thinking? 
I sure got out of my comfort zone last week: I was tagged by several people for a 7-day photo challenge. The rules were simple: for seven days straight, post black and white photos of your life, without context. The photos could not feature people. 
For some reason, this TERRIFIED me. Kind of silly, right? It's just some photos; it isn't high art, and I'm not going to be judged on it. But hear me out as to why I was scared:
Photography isn't exactly my bailiwick. I'm that person who whips out the phone to take a group selfie to commemorate an occasion, or I might use my phone to take photos of landmarks when I travel, but...I don't know the first thing about composition, lighting, technique, etc. Sometimes, I get lucky because I have a good eye, but it's usually an acciden…