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I See Something

June 12, 2017 — 2 Comments

I can’t sleep and instead of hiding my thoughts in my journal I want to put them down here so I have to see them.

I want tomorrow to be here now.  In a way I feel like a little kid that is looking forward to something at school the next day.  But nothing is happening tomorrow for me to feel excited about.   Except maybe a chance to take some control of the disarray I’m feeling in my life.  I want to fix it now.

My impatience has wrapped itself around so many parts of my life.  I’m looking for work in video production (which is where I had been working before) with not a lot of luck so far.  I’ve been freelancing the last 3 years so I’ve been out of the “workforce.”   This was by choice.   I’ve accrued a little debt after being debt free for so long and I need to take care of that.  I need some stability in my life.  But I want it now.  I’ve only just started my job search in the last 2 weeks so what am I thinking?  Magic that’s what I want.  And I want it now.

I’ve been meditating daily and I sit up to 25 minutes.  I honestly think 15 of it is trying to settle my brain so I can attempt to wash my thoughts clean.  I don’t know if I’m feeling any effects from the meditation – I want to feel something now.  I finally did 3 good fast walks this week instead of inconsistent exercise.  I want my scale to show the clean eating & exercising I’ve been doing – now.

Wanting everything NOW doesn’t make it happen.  It probably in fact pushes it away.  I see my impatience as almost a form of self sabotage.  And it hurts.  It makes my stomach tighten and my thoughts go in circles.   Why am I writing this?  I don’t know.  Maybe I won’t even publish this post.  Maybe this is me trying to “out” myself in some way.   Once you see something you say something.  Exposing that which can be destructive. Because then you have a chance to do things another way.  Even if I don’t know the way right now.

When signing any Government forms I still get a little nervous.

I love to listen to eavesdrop  – it’s always more interesting for me than reading when on route.

Any good nuggets to share??

Robyn Hatcher

April 5, 2012 — 1 Comment

While I do video storytelling – I also do photo & video montages and edit demo reels.  This is a reel I did for Robyn Hatcher from “Speak Etc”  from all her talks and appearances.  She is the Queen of teaching  presentation skills.   I always learn something when I take on a project and this was especially important since good first impressions are, as unfortunate as it can seem,  what people remember.

What kind of a first impression do you think you make?

Boot shopping time for me.  Next time I’ll come properly dressed.

Any similar stories to share?  I would love to hear them.  My embarrassed ego would love it too!

Forget where I found this but it was on my “watch and study” list.  It is a beautiful simple video.  Cinematographer William Hereford  captures Nathan Englander’s story.