Last year, I confessed that I felt less ambitious than any year before, and that feeling has only grown over the course of 2022. I looked back on my resolutions I set last year and found that my big, broad goals for this year have essentially not changed. So I’ll leave them the same, there is no point in twisting myself into a pretzel trying to… have different goals? I am disappointed to not have made as much progress on them as I was hoping but it’s not bad to want the same big areas of improvement as I did a year ago.
I do have new concrete goals (remember my concrete vs. abstract days, wow I aspired to so much) that I am looking forward to working on this year but the rest of my goals are going to look very familiar.
After years of playingwiththe 1 Second Everyday app and watching people do true video compilations with 365 seconds from their year, I was finally able to do my own video to look back on the year.
I’ll admit that this is still not a true 1 Second Everyday, as some of these seconds come from the same days, but my COVID spiraling that kept me at home also kept me very… stagnant for much of this year, and I would find myself with days having passed and not finding myself having done anything noteworthy. It was a creative challenge for me to try to find brief moments of beauty and interest in the more mundane parts of my life, but I think the result is a more calm meditation on the romanticization of the every day.