A Day in the Life of…


Camila Lazaro

Some of the passes from the counseling office that I pass at RLHS every day.

We are the Selfie Generation. Adults love to criticize our interest in social media sites like Snapchat and Instagram and our tendencies to document even the most boring moments. And with Statista, a statistics portal reporting that 82 percent of U.S. adults aged 18 to 34 years had taken a photograph of themselves and uploaded it to a social media website in 2018, there definitely is the possibility that we’re a bit selfie-obsessed. But is documenting our day-to-day lives really all that bad? After all, most everyone will whip out their camera phones during birthday parties and on vacations, but we have to admit that sometimes, our most wonderful memories are rooted deep down in those everyday moments. When we’re in the thick of writing papers, studying for math tests, and looking forward to the weekend, it can be hard to really appreciate the beauty in all of that. And then, before you know it, high school is over, and all these routines are gone. So maybe our generation is onto something.

That said, it’s an interesting experience taking ourselves out of the picture, which is exactly what Blaize staffers Chris Lazaro and Camila Lazaro did in this Day in the Life of photo series. They made sure to really stop and document even the tiniest of details of their day-to-day lives, taking time to focus on them from a different viewpoint. In doing so, they were able to put together an interesting photo story that shows that living in the moment and appreciating the beauty in even the most mundane tasks is really where it’s at. We here at the Blaize highly recommend trying a selfie-less documentary yourselves. Feel free to share your images on our Twitter page (@rlhstheblaize) or email them to [email protected]