TRIGGER WARNING–the video below contains scenes of my Dad’s hospitalization and death. Nothing graphic, but it’s awfully sad.

For over a year, I’ve been recording videos to edit together using an app called One Second Everday (1SE), which I heard about during this TED talk. It gives a snapshot of what each day of your year has been like so you don’t forget everything so easily–which I definitely am guilty of.

Below is the first full-year video that I’ve created, and it turned out to be…an eventful year. Mostly, it’s everyday stuff, like working and watching movies, eating, and hanging out with friends. There are several bouts of car repair, several housesitting stints, and way too much of my own cat. There are multiple trips to Dollywood and Pigeon Forge, to Orlando, and a drive all the way to Canada and back; lots of family events and my niece’s wedding.

But you’ll also see my Dad’s illness and death–the red roses indicate the day he died–and my resignation from the job I held for 12 years and a few jobs I’ve tried after that. No lie, it’s been a hard year. Not all days got recorded–sometimes I was just too sad to be bothered. For instance,  the spa appointment (a gift from a wonderful friend) happened about a week after Dad died.

But I’m glad I did it. I want to remember everything. I’m looking forward to see how much these videos change.