Usually I don't get excited about January 1. My feeling has been that in the West we celebrate the New Year at the wrong time. Winter is a time of hibernation, going inward, slowing down, storing up. The Chinese New Year arriving closer to Spring makes more sense to me. But this year, I find myself energized, ready for the mental shift of new beginnings, fresh starts, discovery, exploration.
Today I made a video using Instagram and posted it to my account. I've committed to making a new video every day for the year 2016. Using the limitations of Instagram, each video will be 15 seconds in length shot in a square format. You can follow this project into daily seeing and looking by following me on Instagram - @lisa_espenmiller. I've created the hashtag #espenmiller365 to collect the videos in one accessible place.