This year has been about a lot of “getting back to” endeavours just far. Looking back in the past few years, I missed how things used to be, with having time to work on my own projects through the end of college. Then, I had to work two jobs for an extended period, which killed my free-time. Then, I got a much better job that was still draining and prevented me from doing what I needed to do.
Still I did my best. I finally released my second novel earlier this year. I released my second film. Things were going well.
Then, my dream job literally fell into my lap this past September. I get to write, make videos, and design websites for a living in a very chill environment. I get to listen to Pandora for most of the work day while doing my own thing. It’s nice 🙂 Even better is that both of my bosses are extremely supportive of me and my own projects and encourage me to “reach for the stars”!
As a result, I have gotten back to my own basics in the past two months.
I am writing a new novel. My best friend and I are in the pre-production stage of our next feature film, one that I wrote back in late 2012 before my productivity fell into the toilet. I am currently creating a new Machinima series using the Sims 4 engine (I loved making Machinima with Sims 2). I am uploading regularly to YouTube. I’m getting back into photography and have a photoshoot with a local band this Sunday. And, hey, I’m blogging! 😀
The featured image at the start of this post is one of my favourite photographs that I’ve ever taken. I just stumbled upon Kairi posing like that, quickly grabbed my camera, and my photo-loving kitty stayed right in place while I took a few shots. I posted it to my DeviantArt and Facebook last night, and have gotten great responses from both sides. It’s always great to get encouragement for your work, and it reminds me of why I fell in love with photography in high school and college. I’ve solely been using my DSLR for years now to do filmwork and to take HQ snaps at parties. I miss just wandering around and capture nature and relationships in their full form.
Let’s change that 🙂
Fellow bloggers…I need you. I miss the days of LiveJournal when you knew you would get at least 4-5 comments on each of your posts. Posting for no one kills motivation, so if you stumble across this, leave a comment! I’ll be happy to do the same for you ^^