It amazes me at all that is happening in my life right now. It may seem small to an outsider, but it is changing me. I am feeling more confident with the direction of my life.
One of the small things was that I saw a friend’s premier film (Redux). You see this film is his first major film and I was blown away with it. If last week’s mishaps taught me to guard myself and that untalented script writers are out there, this week taught me that there is talent and trustworthy people filming movies. I already knew that my friend was good at filming and that he was a good person. Seeing his movie taught me that talent, skill and being a trustworthy person does not come with age, but hard work and a mind that wants to learn.
Another thing that happened this week was that I declined a day job, because I was offered a better one. After three months of not working and trying to figure out life this was a major relief. Being able to pick between two jobs is new to me, but it was an easy choice. I chose the one where I will be able to fund my art, work with friends, and have a cool job. The other awesome thing with this is that I will be starting Monday.
I am doing this recap of my week in chronological order, so this is not bigger than my job. It just happened later in the week. I went to two music shows this week. I saw Beats Antique and Emancipator. They both were awesome shows and I found a new band to follow (Slow Magic). Beats Antique was my favorite out of the two. I enjoyed Emancipator’s show it was simply Beats Antique was theatrical, amazing and awesome. It was a stunning show that I was not expecting.
I also started to record readings of my poems. I hope to have all my poems recorded in the future.
This post may not seem focused towards living my dream or trying to but trust me it is to me. You see watching Redux showed me I can be who I am in the film industry and have my films mean something. Getting a job will be a step to funding the films I want to make. Going to a show inspired me to be my type of artist and allowed me to release emotions in a different way. Also, going with my friend, Kateland, taught me a little more about being friendly and at least trying to be extroverted at times, which is needed in networking. And recording my poems, well that’s just another way to get my name out there.
Now, things I learned this week is:
- There is good film makers around
- I may have to have a non-art job, but that does not mean it has to be a lame non-art job.
- People like nice people and I can show them I am a nice person… I can actually talk to strangers, even though I may not like to.