My friend recently gave me a Svensk Co. candle for my birthday. Not only is it beautifully designed, but the lavendar & rosemary scent fills my office even when it's not burning. I love discovering new, local businesses and will certainly be purchasing more from Svensk Co's line.
Yesterday was my 31st birthday and it was wonderful. Two beautiful bouquets from Farmgirl Flowers and a surprise birthday celebration were definitely the highlights. I feel grateful to have such incredible friends and family.
I love the idea of doing a 365 day project, but up until last year I had never actually done one. So on my 30th birthday (3/22/2016), I decided to use the app 1SE to create a video of short clips from the entire year. The final result is below and I must say, I'm thrilled that I did it. It's great to look back on an especially eventful year; I was living in Sydney, got married, and did a ton of traveling. Each one second clip sparks a much bigger memory from a very special year.
It's interesting, because the times I remembered to record were often not the most exciting parts of the day. But perhaps that's a good thing? I suppose in this day of Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, etc. living in the present and not always reaching for a way to document that moment for the world to see is okay. If I were to do this again, I'd certainly change a few things but overall I enjoyed the process and love the final result.
A few things I learned....
- The idea of sticking with something every single day for an entire year can seem daunting. Choosing a fun, easy project like this helped to keep things low-stress and relaxed.
- On a similar note, skipping a day is no big deal. I tried to not worry about missing an awesome moment or even an entire day.
- I'm a visual person, but as a photographer I'm often thinking about a still scene rather than considering movement. This project definitely gave me an appreciation for videography and the art of film making.
(Music is Kidwaste Remix by Les Gordon. I added this in iMovie)