I hadn't until a college friend posted hers on facebook a few days ago. I had NO clue how fun and active her life is. It couldn't be more different than mine.
If you're not familiar with the app, you take a one second video each day and at the end of the year, you'll have a chronological video diary of your life. A work friend and I joked how our videos would just be of us hanging out with our pets.
I've been feeling for quite awhile like I'm just sitting around waiting for my life to start. I see most people my age settled into jobs, married with kids, going on yearly vacations, making enough money to pay their bills and still have some left over at the end of the month, etc. I don't have any of those things. I have four more weeks left on a temporary job, I'm not even dating a guy let alone married with children, I can't remember the last vacation I went on, and most months my diet consists of cheap food such as ramen noodles because that's what I can afford.
Seeing my college friend's video made me realize though that no one is going to magically come along and give me a better life. It's all up to me. While I'll always have plenty of days where nothing much happens, I know that I need to make an effort if I want any semblance of a life. What better time than the present to do so?
I downloaded the app yesterday and have taken a video of a pretty sunset and a chocolate Shamrock shake from McDonalds so far. To keep the video from being too terribly mundane, I've written a list of ideas that I can include throughout the year. I'm actually really looking forward to coming up with something new each day to add to my diary.
I encourage you to download the app and join in the fun!