The snow and the cold; not fun. Buried in a mountain of a few hundred TV spots I have to make and upload. I have a few breaks for render time. I might be sleeping on some of those little short breaks. Working long hours including Friday nights and all weekend are normal for this project. Oddly, I love this work. I love what I do for a living, and I am loving life so much these days. Happiness permeates most of my time. I have to stop and appreciate my life sometimes. I mean seriously, I could be so much worse off than I am. How few people get to do what they love for a living?
I will never get over how much I love my new place. ROSSLAND keeps me relaxed, entertains, and centers me. I’m thinking a bit more about the future, what I want to accomplish, how I like to spend my time. So far, everything seems to validate the path I’ve been following. Shedding the negative, avoiding the mentally unstable, and just keep on creating things.
I was faced with the option to do something, where the challenge was choosing which principal I believe in the most because they conflicted me. Do I do a kind thing even if the person doesn’t deserve it or do I do the right thing and treat someone they treat everyone else? I chose to let go of the anger, the animosity, and just move forward. Every time I have done that in the last few years, things turned out better for me.
That and a certain amount of retail therapy. Weirdly, also every time I rewarded myself for good behavior, I have made enough money to get whatever it is I wanted, whether it be a huge TV, movie theater style seats, or a new edit system. Christ, I even bought a house that I should not have been able to afford, but have.
Soon I will return to narrative filmmaking as well. I have so much more patience than I used to.
“I saw the light fade from the sky
On the wind I heard a sigh
As the snowflakes cover
My fallen brothers
I will say this last goodbye”
– Billy Boyd