I don't have a typical weekly vlog for you today. Instead I have something much more substantial for you. A portrait of the last three years of my life, with an emphasis on 2015 and 2016. 2016 took a lot out of me (it took a lot out of all of us). But I'm glad, in the end, that it got this short film out of me.
I don't know if I'm that person anymore. The one who documents all the time. Maybe I am, maybe I'm not. But I am certainly grateful for the fact that I was that way, and got to document so much of this transformative time in my life, for myself, my friends, and my future self. I am struggling with whether or not to continue with this, because I do believe that you have a sort of responsibility to be the documentarian of your own life. Obviously I'm glad these moments were made, and recorded. Say what you will about the technological age and all its "good and bad" parts, but I will forever be a firm believer in the fact that there's more good than bad here. And if it is ever bad, it's the people that make it bad, not the technology itself.
I love that Eli and I will be able to look back one day and see footage of us- 18, 19, 20, 21, young and angsty and falling in love. I love that I have been able to document my friends lives, their business success, the risks they've taken, the adventures they've embarked on, their peaks and valleys.
This "overdocumented lifestyle" is mine, and I'm not going to apologize for it. Even if that makes me a "millennial," it also made something beautiful. So, no ragrets. I hope you like it.