1 Second Everyday is an app that stitches the moments of your life into a single continuous movie by capturing one second of footage daily. Watch the creator's TED Talk here.
I DID IT! I recorded a one second video every day for all of 2017. With the assistance of my favorite phone app, I now have a really cool montage of my entire year. I set my video to "Beam" by Petit Biscuit.
There are a lot of thoughts that come to mind when you watch a video that basically plays back a year's worth of moments for you, in a matter of minutes. But the bottom line is, I love it.
I love how watching these video snippets triggers memories.
I love how this project requires only a small amount of effort each day. You can't complete this one in a week, no matter how "hard" you work on it. This project is a waiting game, but it pays off big time.
I love how recording a video a day helps you become more mindful of the moments you want to remember. (It's a fun practice to begin if you are getting into mindfulness.) This activity helps me notice the sights and sounds around me, whether they are "video worthy" or not.
I love that it captures time passing. It shows how the seasons changed around me.
I love how it serves as a time capsule of my fashion choices, habits, family, and day-to-day life. It will be something I can look back on for years to come.
I love that with just a little effort each day, plus all the videos taken together, it adds up to something much greater. A video a day is neat, but 365 videos across an entire year, is awesome. (Here's a reminder- Like many things, focusing on the little things, eventually adds up to a bunch of amazing big things.)
In case the 7 minute video isn't your speed, I took some screenshots of reoccurring themes I noticed. Ready for the highlights?
It was the year I kept walking, figuratively and literally:
There was tons of self-care:
And a bunch of making:
There was gardening across the seasons:
And it was the year I stopped picking my nails and embraced colorful polish:
There was a lot of documented sister time:
And some sweet moments remembering my brother, too:
Lastly, some amazing nights at concerts and weddings: