I woke up late this passed Monday. Two hours late. There is nothing worse than starting the day cursing at the world. But, it turns out, I can easily get ready for work and walk my dog in 40 quick minutes. I’m actually a little impressed with myself. But I adore my mornings. I wake up, make a cappuccino and lazily start getting ready for the day with a little Colbert Report. I sneak in a few of my favorite blogs and trade articles, and am fully alert, awake, ready for the day by the time the sun comes up. Not to mention, this is kind of a busy week. So to make it worse, I woke up late to a big week. I am still confused as to what happened between me setting all of my alarms and me racing around to get ready. As a result of this happening far too many times, I’ve lost all faith in my iPhone alarm and purchased an alarm clock. Frankly, I am just relieved stores still sell them. So now I have an old school (but not in a cute way) alarm clock shining its “Time to wake up!” from across the room, forcing me to get my lazy butt out of bed! I am pretty excited. I got up 15 minutes before my 6 AM alarm clock and was so inspired that I even arrived to work super early.
Luckily, I’ve found a much better use for my iPhone. About a month ago I learned about Cesar Kuriyama, a man who took a year off of his life to travel the world. In this year, he recorded one second of everyday. At the end of the year, he compiled the clips to form a 365 second recap of his last year. He plans on continuing this plan for essentially the rest of his life. How awesome is that? So when he’s 85, he’ll have these fantastic video clips of every day for the last 55 years! He says his goal and purpose is to not forget a single day of his life and to make sure that everyday he is doing something video worthy.
1 Second Everyday – Age 30 from Cesar Kuriyama on Vimeo.
And now, thanks to Kickstarter, he has created an app so you can create your own video compilation masterpiece for just $.99! Which brings me to this week’s goal. I have a pretty busy week with meetings all around DFW, appointments, sticking to a work out routine and volunteering. So I hope to take the time to start this one second a day adventure. My biggest challenge will be finding something to record. Clips of my running or rushing to yoga class are going to get old pprettyyy quickly. But it is worth the challenge. It’s so simple to do! And very Finding Tiffanys.
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