Watching this video, in the words of Vimeo, “over and over as I look on as a proud parent.”
I’ve been feeling a great push to make a short film ever since I saw this one last summer by my friend Elizabeth; more recently Sarah’s reflections on her time studying in South Korea have been mega-inspiring. I decided late June to get over my idleness and teach myself a little about what it takes to make a video, starting by taking a few clips each day and then sitting down one afternoon to put it all together. I am super happy with the final product and have decided to make the project a year long; in celebration, one could say, of being 20.
I’m very excited and itching for the end of this month so I can edit footage again! Until then I’ll just be over here takin lil’ clips and watching my own video on repeat 😉
It’s Friday! Here are some things that made this week:
PACKING: for a week at the beach, leaving tomorrow morning. I can’t wait to swim and lay in the sand and hear the waves and smell the air, and sit on the porch swing reading with morning coffee. I’m hoping to fit in a few runs and also wake up one morning for the sunrise. Mmmm.
LISTENING: to alllllllll the podcasts on nightly walks with Lucy. Most notably Mortified (found via A Cup of Jo), Note to Self, The Moth, but lots of others too.
DRINKING: lattes. Iced. Preferably with a side of crumb cake.
READING: Euphoria & Not That Kind of Girl. Euphoria was a gift from my grandma for my birthday and I read it like wildfire in two short days. It was fascinating and beautiful and made me want to learn lots more about Margaret Mead. I found Not That Kind of Girl on the dresser of the lady I babysit for and have been reading it while hanging out at home with the kids all week. I haven’t seen Girls but this book makes me a solid Lena Dunham fan–it’s smart and funny and all of the other wonderful things people have said about it.
PAINTING: flowers & scenes from my trip to Boone with Mike last week. Hoping to keep it up at the beach and going forward. I haven’t painted things from sight for a long time and it’s lots of fun to stretch my brain like that.
HANGING: out with two goobers. Every day I’m more grateful to be getting to know these kids this summer–even if Eloise beats me at chess every time + Sammy steals things from my room every time he comes over.
THANKING: the universe for wonderful friends to chat with and wonderful boyfriends to bring sunflowers and a wonderful garden to pick lots of sungold tomatoes and make delicious fresh pesto from. Happy to be home and looking forward to a very busy few months.