Today marks week 3 of Everyday With Me. Like any other idea, this one came from lack of motivation. I can’t stress enough how my life stalls in New York. How time and days fly by without me even noticing it. It’s weird really, because everyday feels the same, yet not necessarily. Most days, I feel like I don’t have time for anything and as soon as the clock hits 12PM, my day’s over.
One thing I do have time for, everyday, is reading. I wake up, walk Poppy while listening to news podcasts, come home, do my breakfast and sit at the table. Computer in hands, I always read through newsletters, blogs, specific websites and magazines. It’s a habit I’ve developed in the last 4, 5 years to keep in the loop. And while information can be overload, one thing I started to realized was the importance of empathy.
When you’re reading blogs, you’re reading reality. Someone took the time to write that text and tell you about their life. Then we move on to Instagram. Which is another tool in itself. On Instagram, people can post even more live content. Basically live stories of their everyday life.
While listening to an Oprah Super Soul Conversation, the author was talking about everyday life. And how the secret to your success is found in your daily routine. That quote made an instant click. Everything was clear and right in front of me. Like searching for your keys when they’re already in your hand. I’d created a platform, 4 years ago, under the motto an everyday guide to life.
My question was, how could I combine that with another platform? Everyday With Me was born. I record short videos on my camera, compile them into 15 seconds excerpts and post them before going to bed on Insta Stories. What this allows me to show you, is the insight and real behind the scenes of everyday life. I’m not trying to be glamorous, but candid. Showing you tids and bits of my routine.
And never did I had such an overwhelming response to it. Because what I feel is that, people relate to it. It’s what they also do. It’s what I do. Coffee, walk their dogs, go on the subway, joke with their significant other. It’s not staged, like a picture. I’m not trying to sell you anything. But rather share what we all go through – good and bad. It did not start January 1st, but I intent to make it my 365 project for this year.
What do you think? Have you seen it? Any thoughts?