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one second everyday — july 2018

so… july was eventful!

the first half was filled with work and fixing stuff at home. then we drove north for some family time, and finally flew to canada, where we’re slowly exploring ontario with friends. :) hurray for traveling again!

one second everyday — june 2018

june began in the azores and then jumped back home, just in time to see the parents arrive with the trunk full of cherries and other delights from their little farm. it’s high season now and you can definitely feel it in town, buzzing with festivities and tourists.

the days were filled mostly with work and our own mundane tasks… but for once, i’m sort of glad. the less excitement a month has in it, the more we can catch our breath and take stock. the first half of the year was demanding on many levels, and now more than ever, i feel the need to take it easy and carve the space to research, learn and advance other projects, to plan secretly and without respite.

one second everyday — may 2018

may was mostly gdpr month, which made it pretty boring overall. still, in the in-betweens of the legal stuff, we managed to go to lisbon twice, host friends and family for a few days, celebrate 47 million postcards, give blood and the boy even fixed the dashboard lights on our car! :)

another nice-but-so-full month, and i’m increasingly missing having time for myself.

one second everyday — april 2018

if there was a theme to april this year, it was family.

the month started with paulo’s parents coming over for a few days, then us going north for daniela’s graduation, and it ended back south with my own parents in town for a short holiday. other highlights included spending time with friends and seeing the passionfruit bloom and give fruit.

it was a loooong month, and i’m happy for all the good memories in it, but also glad it’s done. it’s hard, trying to fit everything in and still do the work in the in-betweens. sigh.

one second everyday — march 2018

march started with rain and ended in radiant sunshine! we had friends over, celebrated birthdays, tried new things, improved the “garden”… it was a nice month all around. this year has been very quiet for a change, and i appreciate that.

march was also the month in which we celebrated five years of doing “one second everyday” videos, which is amazing! i’m so happy we’ve stuck with the habit for this long, and hope to keep it going for many, many years.

though we don’t do them for the sole purpose of sharing, i like that these videos function as a metronome of our life for our friends. sometimes people i haven’t seen in a while see the videos and then reach out to comment on a specific second — even if just to remark on how much food we eat, or how much the boy’s beard has grown! and it’s so incredibly nice to hear from them. :)

but what i like the most about this series is that recording the seconds has become a ritual that forces us to stop and appreciate little moments throughout the day. like kurt vonnegut’s uncle alex, i often ask myself: “if this isn’t nice, what is?”. and it is very nice indeed.