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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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My name is Andrea and I live in the Westboro area of Ottawa with my husband Mark and our dog Piper who is kind of a big deal on Instagram. We also have two human offspring: Emma (24) and Sarah (22). During the day I work as a writer at the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre. I am a longtime Ottawa blogger and I've occupied this little corner of the WWW since 1999. The Fishbowl is my whiteboard, water cooler, and journal, all rolled into one. I'm passionate about healthy living, arts and culture, travel, great gear, good food, and sharing the best of Ottawa. I also love vegetables, photography, gadgets, and great design.

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