The End of a Year

A year ago a YouTube channel posted its first video called Unus Annus. The purpose of the channel was to upload a video every day for a year and then delete the channel (hence the name Unus Annus, Latin for One Year).

Now that year has passed and the creators of the channel Markiplier (Mark) and Crankplaysgames (Ethan) have done what they set out to do. They uploaded over 365 videos to the channel and on the 13th-14th of November 2020 they did a 12 hour livestream with Marks partner Amy, and at the end of it, when the inevitable clock hit 00:00:00 they deleted the channel.

Each video was a mini-adventure, from running an assault course, making their own self deprivation tank, building a dog house, right up to trying out a pee sauna. It was this slice of weird happiness for the last year knowing these 3 people were bringing happiness to millions of viewers.

And now? Well, it’s all over and it’s… just difficult knowing that it’s over. Yes, they are still around making content but, for this past year, through all these awe full times, there was an Unus Annus video waiting to be watched everyday.

So, the main point of the channel was that we all have limited time, every second counts and the clock will eventually run out. Enjoy every moment you can while it lasts.

The channel inspired me to start jogging, to start intermittent fasting, to spend more time with my family and hope that my kids remember these years as fun.

With all this in mind, they’ve inspired me to start a Vlog, which I’m currently filming today. I’m starting a YouTube channel with a friend of more than 10 years. They’ve motivated me to start creating content and not waste the precious time I have.

My wife also, after seeing how sad I was yesterday, woke me up to some presents.

I hope some day to inspire my kids to go do something fun and amazing! To live their lives to the fullest and be happy.

Memento Mori

Chapter 54: Late Blogtober!

It’s been a while so I figured, hey it’s Blogtober so why not start posting again?

I don’t really remember too much of what I talked about over the last few posts so I’m just going to do a massive update.

So, I finally managed to finish my 40 hours of teacher training for becoming a driving instructor. I’m now at the point of looking for a car and insurance and then I can start teaching which in excited and nervous about.

My son turned 1 and has developed one hell of a cheeky attitude. He loves to steal our seats if we get up, rushing over, laughing and climbing up until he’s sitting where we sat. He also has a thing for butting my wife/his mum? He very rarely bites anyone else, just her.

My daughter is back at school through all this current madness but, she is being safe and careful. Every day I get home she shows me a book slowly filling up with stickers she has earned at school. It’s adorable.

My wife’s fibromyalgia has gotten worse but, the stress at the moment is high for us all. Usually, as soon as I get home, I take the kids so she can rest and work on her crafting business.

That’s the update for now!

Until next time!

Chapter 45: Playtime

How do you spend your time with your kids? There are a lot of things you can do to entertain them… Oh boy, do kids need to be entertained constantly. So what’s a good way to keep them happy?

My daughter loves to sing, dance, jump, scream and laugh as loud as possible. So my wife often sings nursery rhymes with her or we play music to see her dance and laugh.

One of my favourite things to do with her is play in her room, she has this large canopy over her bed that makes it look like a house. So we tend to play shops or pretend it’s a castle and she is a princess.

My daughter also loves old black and white movies so every Friday night she cuddles into bed with us and watching them.

My son? Well his favourite game at the moment is rocking him back and forth while we sing row row row your boat. Huge grins all around!

Chapter 39: The Universe and Us.

A few years ago my family and I were hanging out with an old friend and his daughter. The daughter showed a lot of interest in anime, especially Attack on Titan, drawing incredible pictures, collecting memorabilia etc.

After some time, she flicked over to Cartoon Network and we were introduced to Steven Universe. Now we are all kind of hooked on this amazing show. There’s something like 50 episodes on Netflix and if highly recommend to check it out.

Steven Universe has brought this kind of, “feel good” atmosphere into our household after watching it. Most episodes end with this happy upbeat ending that our daughter loves.

Sorry, thought I should add a post about something family related!