#VideoChallenge: Home, Sweet Home


Day #6 of the 30-Day Video Challenge.

Good grief. You’re probably wondering if this is going to be an every other day commitment, since I’ve missed two days already. Hopefully not. Like I say in my video, I’m going to blame missing those two days on being the Conference Chairperson at OWFI. But, that conference is over as of yesterday, and I’ll do my best not to come up with another excuse. (It’s not recording the video that takes so long, it’s uploading it.)

Though it was a fantastic conference, made possible by dozens of volunteers for which I’m so, so grateful (I love our OWFI members!), it always, always feels good to get home. To sleep in my own bed, take a shower in my own bathroom, drink my own coffee, write in my own office. True, this apartment is a temporary home as I make it through this life transition, but it still feels like my sanctuary.

And I have another “good grief” to express. I sure don’t like having to watch myself on video before posting it. I don’t know if the rest of you feel the same way, but this is what goes through my head:

  • Do I really look that old?
  • Does my voice really sound like that?
  • Talk louder.
  • Speak slower.
  • Smile, you grouch. Don’t take yourself so seriously.
  • Why am I doing this?

Oh well. It is what it is. Here goes . . .

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5 Responses to #VideoChallenge: Home, Sweet Home

  1. While it can be cringe-inducing, it is a good experience to listen to or watch ourselves so we know how to improve our speaking or behavior. I think it’s normal to be very critical though. I hate my voice, but it’s fine coming out of my sister. I know she sounds like me. Your home doesn’t look temporary, it looks lived in and cozy.

    • Jan Morrill says:

      Thank you, moonbridgebooks. I know we’re too self-critical. But I do agree, this is a good way to improve our speaking/behavior. I already see things I need to improve.

  2. Jan, you are so brave to do these videos. I enjoyed this one, though I have heard the pages and read the pages. It’s true that none of us look the way we think we do but video changes our looks, I think. You don’t look the same in person. None of us do.

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