My Six Month Project | Part 2 Wrap Up: The Story of an Amateur

There’s an art to creating a video from start to finish. From filming clips, choosing the music, recording a voice over, to piecing it all together into a cohesive unit. I’ve never thought about how time intensive something like a movie is to create. Even from making this short, clearly amateur video, I realized that there’s more that goes into making videos than I’ve ever thought about before. Here’s the finished video: Week one, I focused on filming the scenes

My Six Month Project | Part 2: Video Editing

What makes a good video? What makes a video interesting and engaging? What’s the difference between a video that grips you until the end and one that you click away from before it’s over? It’s been a month. I’ve taken an intentional hiatus from my 6 month project to deal with a lot of new work challenges. But now that I’m back, I’m excited to get started with month two. This month’s project is video editing. I’m a very visual

My Six Month Project | Month 1 Photography Wrap Up

Today marks the end of my photography challenge to take, edit, and post a picture every day for 30 days. I’ll be honest. It was both easier and harder than I was expecting. But either way, I learned so much. There were many days where I lost track of time taking pictures and exploring some new places in Atlanta. But there were also many days where I didn’t want to take a picture but had to anyway. There were days

My Six Month Project | Part 1: Photography

I’ve come to a realization. I waste a lot of time. I have a lot of things to do, but I often find myself with downtime that I spend mindlessly. It’s become a habit and doesn’t leave me feeling refreshed or inspired. There’s so much potential to do cool things that I waste out of habit. This is the biggest part of my life that I want to change at the moment. I also have a lot of things I’d

I Tried Matcha Green Tea for 30 Days

I have a confession to make. I don’t like tea. I never have. But I keep running across a lot of fascinating sciency stuff about the health benefits — especially a specific type called matcha green tea.  Everyone knows green tea is good for you. But one cup of matcha is said to be the nutritional equivalent of 10 cups of green tea. This is partially because instead of steeping it then throwing away the nutrient rich leaves like normal

That Time When I Tried to Start an Ecommerce Store in 5 Hours

Right now, I run an ecommerce store that I started about six months ago. It provides me with a little bit of extra income, but more importantly serves as an incredibly effective way to learn Facebook ads, marketing strategy, copywriting, and ad design. Recently, I had an idea for a completely different product niche that would allow me to branch out and learn how to sell a completely different product and market to a completely different demographic. I’ve been planning

A Reflection on My Month of Writing Every Day

This is it. My last day of blogging every day for 30 days. It’s bittersweet. I wrote for 30 days, starting the 2nd of January and finishing with this post. I skipped one day towards the beginning, but I still hit the ‘publish’ button every day for 26 days in a row with a new piece of content. This is the visualization of my writing since I started this blog at the beginning of December. I have to admit, that’s

The Next 30 Days: Whole30

This is it. I’m committing in writing. For the next 30 days starting tomorrow, I’m going to be eating a lot of meat, and rabbit food. Okay, maybe not exactly rabbit food, but lots of vegetables. I’ll be doing the Whole30 challenge. To sum it up, I won’t be eating sugar, dairy, grains, or legumes. Why? I want to see what it does for my energy levels and performance. My body might not react well to dairy. I wouldn’t know

My Week of Rejection

My heart feels like it’s going to literally jump out of my ribcage because it’s pounding so hard. And I’m not even doing anything more strenuous than walking through Walmart. I take a deep breath and tell myself that I can do this, then walk up to a Walmart employee restocking meat. I take a deep breath and tell myself that I can do this, then walk up to a Walmart employee restocking meat. “Excuse me, could I borrow a