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01 Jan, 2020

This is the project I worked on every day in 2019

Posted by andrea tomkins in: Misc. life

Happy New Year Fishies! I hope 2020 brings you much joy, health, and happiness.

What did this past year look like for you?

Last year at this time I decided to try keeping a video diary. My goal was to take a one second video (or photo, but mostly video) every day for 365 days. (!!) And I did it!

You can watch it below, if you like. It may not be that interesting to you, but I kinda love it. Life, eh? It’s a series of mundane events stitched together with moments of love, excitement, and wonder. We had some great times and a few not-so-great ones, but overall, I would say it was a very good year.

(If you can’t view the video, you can see it on YouTube right here.)

5 Responses to "This is the project I worked on every day in 2019"

1 | Jinjer

January 1st, 2020 at 4:54 pm


I. LOVE. THIS!!!!!

2 | joy

January 2nd, 2020 at 3:01 pm


i watched it all the way through and it made me teary. And I don’t even know you that well.
you have a good life.

3 | RS

January 3rd, 2020 at 5:24 pm


Wow, what a neat idea and to be dedicated to do it every single day. Loved it!

4 | Karen

January 11th, 2020 at 12:12 pm


That is completely frick’n awesome!!!

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