Thursday, October 23, 2014

Video killed the photograph star

A little over a year ago, I decided to start making videos of various trips and activities to put on YouTube to be enjoyed myself, friends and family. I found that this was a lot better than taking a crap-ton of pictures. I was known as the paparazzi friend because I was THAT girl that flooded your wall with photos after every birthday, wedding, holiday, etc. I used to take so many photos and spend all night editing them, uploading them onto facebook and tagging everyone. Now, it takes DAYS (I'm trying to get better at this!) for me to edit my video before I upload it onto YouTube for everyone to see. This is more difficult process for me because I'm so new at this, but the end product is far more enjoyable. 

I think it's more entertaining to watch of a particular event or activity with some music added to it than to mindlessly click through 100+ pictures. I mean, everyone is really just looking for themselves, right? Anyway, here's my first ever video. It's my trip to New Orleans for Mardi Gras 2013. It's rough, but I hope you like it.

More are on my youtube channel here.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Tired of saying 'I'm tired'

Ah, I'm so bummed that I let a whole month go without writing a lil' sum' sum' on here. I've been pretty busy with work, trying to crush my FitBit and just being a social butterfly every weekend. All of it always leaves me pretty tired by the end of the day...

BUT, no more! No more saying how tired I am, that is. I once read on (Love this blog) that telling people how tired you are, true or not, is really annoying. EVERYONE gets tired and no one wants to hear about how tired you are, specifically. After reading this bit of advice, I started to notice just how much I'm always saying "I'm soo tired" to my friends and family, which is all of the damn time. Kind of a buzzkill, really.

I've been trying my best to replace "I'm tired" with other things to talk about and I can honestly say, it really makes for more sparkling conversation. When I want to start talking about how tired I am, I instead ask the person I'm talking to questions about their day, what was the last movie they saw, etc. Or, I'll talk about all the things I'll do once I leave work or get home to relax. It's a small change, but way better than sounding exasperated and exclaiming to everyone how "tired" I am. Speaking of which, I can't wait to get home to make a smoothie, listen to the rainstorm for a while and then catch up on some Walking Dead. ;)