December 5th 2021
Today I began to edit a video of footage I took at my niece’s baptism. I’ve been putting it off for a couple weeks because, since I dropped a beer on it, I don’t have a macbook anymore so thus don’t have video editing software.
But today I decided to just take the plunge and buy Filmora, which is video editing software that seems kinda similar to iMovie, so I picked it up pretty quickly.
In recent years it’s not something I’ve done at all, but there was a phase in my life where I made a lot of videos. I probably made almost a hundred in total, documenting various holidays and occasions.
Video editing is another skill on a long list of things that I’ve taught myself to do, but never really done anything meaningful with.
I’ve always said that I know how to do a lot of things, I’m just not particularly good at any of it.
Like, I’ve been learning Python so I can now (kind of) understand code. I can understand German as long as it’s written down. I’m a good enough writer that I can, for the most part, string together a sentence that’s worth reading (or so say the three Amazon reviews on the book that I published)
But I am not an expert at any of those things. I’m not really an expert at anything. In a professional sense, the thing that I’m good at is that I’m quite rounded — but I don’t specialise in anything in particular. I am still yet to figure out if that’s a good or a bad thing.
I quite enjoyed getting to be creative again today. It’s not really something I get to do often any more. There was a time where I wrote for a living, so was creative all the time. But that’s kinda faded now, and I’ve reverted to the more analytical side of my brain.
So actually creating something was good for me.
Until tomorrow, whether I’ve created something good is another matter.