After reading Jennifer Fulwiler’s new book, One Beautiful Dream, I found myself inspired by her description of a person’s “blue flame”: that in the midst of our life’s vocation it is important that we continue to nurture our talents and our God-given passion for creativity.
For quite some time I’ve had a passion for audio/visual work. In the past this took the form of podcasting. However podcasting can be very time consuming and my current parish responsibilities have made this impossible to accomplish. So I got to thinking: how can I nurture this passion of mine while still having time for my primary responsibilities?
The answer almost seems obvious in hindsight but it took a while for me to get there: If a full podcast is too time consuming, then perhaps I should create something smaller! Specifically, I came up with the idea for a quick, ten second video each week on something that inspired me or caught my eye.
Thus was born #TenSecondTuesday. The name involves alliteration, but also I can create something quickly on a Monday (my usual day off) and post it easily on a Tuesday. And it may turn out to be ten seconds or more. Or less. As I say, it’s something I can easily create and share. :)
Here is the #TenSecondTuesday playlist: