Everything is a phase.
Or a season, rather.
Once upon a time, there was a season of my life where all I did was dream about a life in film. I didn’t know what that meant or where it would take me, but it was always in the back of my mind. I would fantasize about it, not knowing where to start or how to make it happen. I started to crawl towards that dream with everything I had.
Then, one day it happened.
I started making my own movies – without leaving my family, friends, or beloved home. What followed was a season of hard work, confusion, frustration, and lots of struggle. Every step of the way was really difficult, however, some really beautiful things were born during those dark days. I continued to painfully walk towards that dream with everything I had.
Then, one day things started to run a little smoother.
What followed as a season of growing, gaining momentum, and feeling optimistic about the future. Although doors continued to shut in my face and harsh criticism came from many directions, a small group of really supportive people continued to believe in me and this gigantic dream. I started to pick up speed, walking in and among the dream with everything I had.
Then, one day I was in my stride.
I don’t know when it happened. But I finally felt like I had what I had needed for so long: clarity, experience, mistakes-a-plenty, an artistic voice, a way to make things happen. I began feverishly learning where to go next.
Now, I’m ready to run.
Look out, 2017, because I’m comin’ atcha.