Today I’m full of energy and enthusiasm – perhaps it’s the coffee or because my parents will be in a big tin can in the sky. We get to spend New Years together! Hooray.
I wanted to share with you an experience/realisation I’ve recently had. I’m sure there is a life lesson in it. Perhaps you could help me find it?!
About two weeks ago I challenged myself to film, edit, and share a vlog (video blog) to get myself thinking and being creative. I chose to shoot a random weekend at the beginning of December. A completely mundane few days that would have otherwise been lost and forgotten. The result though is a 45-minute long vlog that has made a pointless weekend one that’s pointful (not sure if that is a real word or not!) despite nothing actually happening.
Micro-moments and interactions between me and my little Bonono’s were captured that I completely missed at the time. Does this mean I’ve still not mastered the art of mindfulness? Whatever it means, I now have them documented. Watching it back makes me so much more aware of the love we have and what great times we share.
On typical Thursday afternoons, I’ll tell friends that I have a “boring weekend” coming with “no exciting plans”. When in actual fact I shouldn’t be so pessimistic. Days are what you make of them. Let’s not dismiss dreary weekends because there are no exciting plans. Life can still be fun if you want it to be. Seek excitement. Look for it. Make it yourself. Don’t wait for fun to come up and slap you in the face!
So what am I saying to you? I don’t fully know. But think what I learnt from this experience is important. Pointless weekends aren’t pointless. Every moment can be special. Every activity can lead to happy memories. And happy memories are so important because bad days can be so very consuming and life isn’t long enough to waste it wallowing or wishing it away. It took me filming a silly weekend to realise how special each day can be. I’ll no longer tell someone “I have a boring weekend”.
I will certainly be filming more often so I can make boring days more entertaining and meaningful to me. Plus it arms me with embarrassing footage I can share with my daughter’s future partners!
Want to watch the vlog? OK – but before you watch it I warn you, it’s likely only my family will find this interesting, and it is quite long! Ha! VLOGMAS WEEKEND 2016