In 2014, I consciously made New Year's resolutions, and one of these included practicing gratitude. Every week, I would write down three things I was grateful for. Somewhat replacing this exercise is one of my projects for 2015 (and beyond): taking a one-second video every day. I was inspired to do this after seeing a TED Talk by Cesar Kuriyama, streamed at TEDx Tucson.
I actually started this in December, and since then, have noticed a few behavioral changes in myself:
- Seeking photographic moments, even when I'm not in the mood
- Also being aware of how the environment's sound will translate
- Appreciating something every day
- Feeling more inclined to do something interesting daily
Not only has this become a media exercise in gratitude, but it also serves as a diary, which I have not produced in years. Regardless of how cinematic, beautiful, technically-proficient or eclectic this "movie" becomes, it is exciting to know that in ten years, I will have one-hour long documentary of my life.