I’m finally able to take the time to review this month’s 7x7x17 trip to Chicago with my friend Danielle.
It was my first time in the windy city of Chicago. I had the honor of going with Danielle. Throughout my travels this year, I’ve really tried my best to grow not only as a videographer, but as an individual as well. From giving up social media during Lent to developing my artistic style (probably will write about my 1-year reflection soon).
The biggest battle within me is, how do I satisfy the creative historian while still not being so attached to camera? How can I capture the moment while being IN the moment? After reflecting, I’ve realized that vlogging or the use of narration while filming really does take much of my time and not to mention memory card space. So, I’ve tried to really utilized the habit of “capture with purpose,” instead of capture as much as possible, sort it out later, or not use the clips at all.
But the best part about the trip was making relationships with new friends. We took a nap, cooked dinner and dessert at Melissa and Jordan’s apartment. And it really showed that the best part about traveling is the company. I was grateful that I’m able to connect with Danielle and Melissa (who I’ve never met in person before). This year I’ve been blessed to meet such amazing people who not only bring joy in my life, but also inspire me.
Thank you again to Danielle for traveling with me and being my number 6. I also want to give a special shout out to Melissa, Jordan and our other friends who’ve managed to squeeze some time to hang!
Off to the next adventure,