1 Second Everyday: 2016
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1 Second Everyday: 2016

366 days in 6 minutes.

1 Second Everyday: 2016
Emily Kirwin

Last year, I found an app that changed my life. It was called 1 Second Everyday and it taught me a lot about life. For 365 days (when I could remember), I recorded 1 second of my life each day. It felt like an easy challenge, but oftentimes I forgot (low quality Snapchat videos and pictures stand as replacements). Some days I would record a second from one day and place it in as another day, since no one would know in the final cut. This app let me find beauty in the small moments; something I never really appreciated (click here for 2015). I shared this app with my friends, who have shared it with their friends in return. I'm so glad so many people have begun this project, as it's something I'm proud to be a part of (I hope they are, too).

This year, I took the challenge on again. I was able to remember (most) days to record a second, since it's not easy. I always try to find something in my day that can fill that second and have myself remember the best thing. However, that's not how life is. Life is stressful, life is messy, life is full of LQ Snapchat videos. And there's nothing wrong with that.

I found myself struggling with this challenge this year, but I never gave up. I knew the final cut would be beautiful. And it is.

Life is too.

I didn't want to write another article about my past year, because that felt....uncreative. Kind of lame. I hope you enjoy this video and I hope you reflect on 2016 and think about the small moments. Whether it was the sunset that day, the blue sky during the summer....or maybe that homework assignment that you finally finished, giving you a little peace.

I wish you a Happy New Year and a wonderful 2017. I hope it brings you those small moments you cherish forever.

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