My phrase of the year is “Fuck it, why not?”
Until I get bored & change it, obviously.
I have had a kinda lousy break. Or “holiday”. You can see me breaking in frustration about it here. (I’m feeling much better since venting in a few places.)
Fuck It, Why Not?
But one thing I have been doing is taking timelapses. Actually, as I write this, I’m watching a distant storm and have 5 cameras on hand.
I’m going to start uploading them as a playlist on my YouTube channel. No real purpose other than I like them. Because why not?
As with all my photography and videography, it exists around my life, not as a goal of it. This means that even if I only had my $3 store tripod on me, I’m still uploading the timelapse even though the tripod wouldn’t sit straight. Or if I bumped it while it was recording.
Timelapses are good because generally they keep me in nature & off my phone. Somewhat ironic that I’m writing this on my phone at the beach but hey, life is a bundle of contractions. Plus I found an old, only sometimes working iPhone in my study so I have more screens. Which is positive in this instance.
Every year I tell myself to be less filtered. Most years I’m disappointed in myself for how much I moderate who I am to be “appropriate”. Part of this is just life. But part of if isn’t. I don’t know where my line is. What is an acceptable line here?
Maybe a phase of “fuck it, why not?” will remind me throughout the year to check in with myself and make sure I’m not overly behaving as I “should”, rather than who I am.
And speaking of should, before I took time off, I had Fuck Should nearly in a state to send it to beta readers. I probably need to assign a release date but I’ll wait until my brain has caught up & gotten back into thinking mode before I make decisions.