Three years ago, I decided to do a 365-day project at the start of every year. It's a wonderful way for me to stay inspired and channel my creative energy which is really important to me. I also love that I'm able to complete a beautiful large project just by doing something little every day. It's a great way to think of goals in general where little efforts every day will lead to a rewarding accomplishment at the end.
In 2015, I completed a small art project where I drew a little lady with a fun hairstyle every day. It was simple and I was able to keep up with it.
In 2016, I wrote a haiku a day for the year. The haiku reflected my feelings and observations of something for the day. It was quite challenging and my haiku are not great but I love them.
I wasn't sure what I wanted to do when 2017 approached. I was watching YouTube videos and came across Jen's One Second a Day video. I ended up watching a few more second-a-day videos from other creators (I love this one here and here is one from the original creator). I fell in love with the idea and found my project for the year.
Here I am a year later and my video is complete. I get emotional seeing my whole year summed up in 6 minutes. We often only share the highlights of our lives because they are special and are out of our daily routines. The big events or celebrations are nice but they're not what matter the most.
I love that this project allows me to remember the little daily moments that I most cherish - the laughs that we get to share, meals that we get to enjoy together, and time for self-growth. Even things that can be mundane or uneventful are quite beautiful because they tell the story of my life.
Life will always be full of ups and downs but I appreciate it and feel fortunate that I have wonderful people to share it with. I hope that all of us will be able to spend more time doing the things we love with the people we love this year and every year. Happy 2018!