A few years ago, I watched a TED talk about the power of video media. The presenter, Cesar Kuriyama, explained that video impacts people in a different way than pictures or writing. What many people don’t realize, however, is that a video does not have to be long to make an impact. In fact, Kuriyama had given himself a special challenge: to take a 1-second video every day for the rest of his life. By the time he is 60 years old, the video of seconds will be hours long!
I thought this idea sounded really interesting, so I decided to try it myself. My first attempt, back in 2013, only lasted a few months, but for 2016, I decided to challenge myself again. I started with the countdown on New Year’s Eve. My goal it so make it all the way to the end of the year–366 seconds of video.
The best thing about this project is that it encourages me to get out of the house and do something interesting every day. I have a tendency to be lazy on the weekend, but this year, I’m going to events and taking walks around my neighborhood, just so I can get my one-second video. It’s helping me live my life to the fullest!