This App Changed My Life

I’ve always been a sentimental person. I have a tendency to miss moments before they’ve even ended, so I try to capture those moments. No matter where I am, I’m always the gal taking a million pictures and videos. Yes, some of them are for the Gram, but most of them are truly meant to capture a fleeting memory in an infinite form. 


I value being able to look back at old pictures and videos and reminisce on past times of genuine happiness. So, while it may seem a little dramatic to claim that a mobile app changed my life, it’s true. 


In January of 2018, I decided that I wanted to record one second of every day of my life for a year. I wanted to commit to a year and see how I felt. Fast forward to today, and I am working on my fourth second-a-day video. Needless to say, I love it. 


Now, I love capturing memories, but I am not a talented videographer or editor. I knew that the easier it was for me to create this video, the more likely I was to stick to the plan. So, I began researching and stumbled upon an app. 


The app that changed my life is simply called 1 Second Everyday (1SE), although it should be called “Precious Memory-Keeping for Dummies,” because y’all: this app is so user-friendly! All you have to do is take the videos and pictures and add them to the app from your camera roll. 


The calendar view helps me hold myself accountable in ensuring that I’m recording every day. You can splice your video together at any time (monthly, quarterly, etc.), but I prefer to wait until the end of the year for the big reveal. 


The only catch is that this app is not free. There is a one-time fee of $4.99.  I don’t know about you, but I will spend $700 million on fancy coffee and Raising Cane’s, but the second that the App Store wants to charge me for an app, I’m out. But, if you are ever going to spend money on an app, this is the one to buy. Best $4.99 I’ve ever spent!


I started making these videos on a whim as a way to remember the good times. I never imagined that this app would make me fall head over heels in love with my life in a way that I hadn’t felt since I was a carefree child. But it did.