Celebrating Both the Magical and Mundane Through the 1 Second Everyday App

Happy New Year, friends!

In 2017, I recorded one second videos every day and the app I used is called 1 Second Everyday. I thought I’d update this post (originally posted in July) with an updated video and republish it in time for a new year, the perfect time to start this project!

This project satisfied the sentimental diarist in me by giving me colorful, moving slices of my everyday life. Some of my favorite seconds captured are my dad making Bob play the piano, indoor skydiving, riding a Mardi Gras parade float, and Sugarface being goofy. I’ve always thought there is magic in the mundane and love that this is a heartfelt time capsule I can hopefully keep for the rest of my life.

I will say the biggest challenge of taking on this documentation project is remembering to film a one-second video while I’m out and doing something interesting. There are many days where I get home and remember with bitter disappointment that I forgot to film that interesting thing I did or the people I was with. On those days, I half-grudgingly and half-lovingly film my dogs.

I loved the final product so much, I’m committing to doing it again in 2018. Will you do it with me?

P.S. If you missed it, yesterday I reviewed my 2017 on the blog. Two posts in two days after a 5-month hiatus! Next up on the blog is a list of the 50 books I read in 2017.

  • Bernadette Delaney

    I love your video! It made me smile :) Probably going to watch it a few more times, that’s not weird, right? I just started one with Miss Eloise, I did a bad job in May so I didn’t compile it. But June, I’m going to rock it. LOL.

    • I can’t wait to see yours with sweet Eloise!

      Not weird at all to see it a few times. This has caught one with my friends in Austin and have been watching theirs multiple times too. It’s a fun way to get a glimpse inside someone’s real life! Feels less curated!

  • FoodieIsTheNewForty

    Magic in the mundane is a philosophy I’ve always subscribed to! Love all the smiling faces and beauty in your video. I hope we make each other’s videos a lot in 2018! Love you!

    • Yes! I’m so glad we had this project together and how we both waited til the start of a new year to start. You’re my soul sister :D

      Cheers to videos of each other in 2018 :D #notcreepyatall

      Love you, BT

  • Mitch dancing with the dog and your dad playing the piano with the dogs :)

  • So fun! I downloaded the app to capture my 2018. :)