Obviously, I haven't been updating the website that I have named after me, due to having too much on my plate. A huge side dish on said plate is this video project I've been working on, AKA, my biggest 365 project yet.
And let me tell you, it's getting tougher by the day.
Capturing your day to day with photos or videos is nothing new, in fact, "vlogging" can be a career now. The more I vlog, the less I understand how these full-time vloggers do what they do. I don't understand how they can look at themselves and convince themselves that what they're doing is worth watching. Granted, their lives are far more interesting than mine. Getting paid to make a video about yourself probably helps too.
I'm addicted to documenting things. As seen by my Polaroid Panels, I love keeping track of the changes from year to year. I love sharing them as well. I've reached a point however, where I would like to curate more of what I share and leave out the unnecessary stuff.
Vlogging at the beach was fun, and I had fun coming up with videos in that change of scenery. The stress comes with facing this week, knowing I'm nearing 300 and having to figure out how to make a video out of my boring, daily routine.
Last night, my mother and I had a great phone call in which we vented about the world's problems and discussed how tired we are of the internet in 2016. We're tired of all the unnecessary political posts, and just the depressing nature of our daily social feeds.
With all this vlogging business, I'm having to be exposed to the internet every. single. day. and can't escape it. Being an "internet person" takes a toll on your morale. I told her I'll probably take a 2-3 month hiatus from the internet come 2017. She said her solution was to watch West Wing where she is reminded of a simpler time with far less depressing writing and much more civility.
I want to get back into reading books. I want to get back into writing. I want to take a break from making things and come back with fresh eyes. I want to quit watching myself do boring shit. I want to quit sharing the videos of me doing boring shit.
But I only have two full months left, and after already completing almost 10 months of videos, I think I can do it. I just don't know what kind of person will come out at the other end of this thing.