This was a super fun, relatively low key, and very meaningful project. Many thanks to the good folks at 1 Second Everyday both for the inspiration and also the app. I highly encourage folks give it a shot. Try it for a week or a month, and see how you like it.
I also highly encourage folks to take on a making-everyday project, whether it’s for a week, a month, a year, or even longer. This was my second 365 project — I did a photo a day project in 2015. Once again, I learned a lot, I got to exercise some new creative storytelling muscles, and I had a lot of fun (I took this one much less seriously than my photography project). Most importantly, it helped me deepen many of my relationships, and it reminded me of the beauty that surrounds me every day. It was a great way to end the decade. Happy New Year!
I’ve been saying this practically every month, especially when I’m not traveling or when I don’t have any significant events, so there’s probably a lesson here, but I wasn’t sure I was going to do a video this month, and I’m delighted that I did. This little project is such a great reminder of everyday beautiful moments, and how lucky I am in general.
My friend, Seb Paquet, who made an appearance in my June video, decided to do his own video this month. It was intriguing watching all of the wonderful life moments in his video, and it made me wonder about the little moments in all of my friends’ lives. My nephew, Elliott, has also been doing one, and I can’t wait to see what his looks like.
And now, here we all are, two thirds of the way through 2019. Even if I don’t do another video, I’m grateful for the memories I have of this past year. (But I have a sneaking suspicion that there will be a September video.)
Didn’t share last month, so sharing both June and July’s videos today:
June was such a full month, beginning with two weeks with my nephews in Cincinnati. When I got back, things slowed down considerably, and I found myself struggling to capture videos every day. But reviewing the compilations re-motivated me, and I now have seven months of wonderful memories. Still not sure how much longer I’ll continue to do these, but regardless, I appreciate having memories of so many moments of beauty and gratitude at a time when things are very difficult in the world as a whole.