Every night this week, after the kids are in bed, I have transformed my bedroom into soundstage in the name of virtual education. I haul in the bright studio light, prop open the tripod, and film myself “teaching” handwork lessons.
Never in a million years did I think this would be something I’d find myself doing on a regular basis, and yet, I’m kinda getting the hang of it – after, let’s be clear, a very steep learning curve. It’s not exactly my favorite pastime, shooting videos of myself, but it has gotten easier and I might be starting to enjoy it? Which is a long way from dreading and therefore avoiding it, as had previously been the case.
It’s a win, and I’ll take it. I don’t expect to be receiving any awards for cinematography or anything, but my audience is appreciative and I’ve gotten more than one sweet note that the content has been helpful. Mission accomplished.
All told, it’s been a really great week. I’m feeling on top of my responsibilities both at work and at home, which means I’m ready to dive back into for-fun projects like learning how to use my serger and seeing which fruits I can try to ferment into soda. Not a bad way to start the weekend, if you ask me. Rumor has it that a few restaurants around town will be opening for dine-in service and, I can assure you, we will not be amongst those first patrons. Content at home, are we.