I'm sitting at my desk with a glass of scotch and a slice of triple berry pie (heated up and served in a bowl) that I made earlier this week. There's a quote on my calendar staring me straight in the face. It reads: "Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do. Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself. - William Faulkner." I stare at the month of March that hangs gracefully under my chalkboard, which holds photos of my two grandmothers (and my favorite quote from Yoda), and I am filled with utter happiness.
Earlier today I submitted a piece of my writing to a group based here in Los Angeles. I have been writing a play a day (even last night in a bar while waiting for my friend), and have had many productive (outside normal working hours) business meetings over the past few weeks. There's so much I want to share publicly at the moment, but must keep under wraps until everything gets finalized. Needless to say, I am super pumped for so many projects that are happening right now. I'm stoked to have so many new people in my life to collaborate with on these things, all of which are helping me broaden my understanding of various facets of the film and theater industry. It's all a learning process, and I'm going to remain a giddy little schoolgirl along the way.
I start to hum a song in my head that only myself and one other person (my soul mate) know. This is something I can share right now: we are writing a song together and it is going to be so fucking amazing. I can't stop singing it while driving to work, doing the dishes, or running around my neighborhood. Hopefully we will be releasing it soon, but until then, I just have to say how truly blessed I am with everything right now. Not only is this song happening between two people who live on opposite sides of the continent, but also I'm also amazed that I have been developing a film with another person who lives in New York. With two cross-country collaborations happening at once, it kind of makes you feel that anything is possible.
Lately, I've been using the hashtag "do what you love" for all my photos and tweets, and please believe that it's completely true. Do what you love. Do what makes you insanely happy. Follow your passions and never look back. Do the things you are willing to lose sleep over, because that's when you know it's truly worth it.
Thank you to all of those who have contributed to this whirlwind of a feeling. I love working with all of you so much, and am so truly blessed to have you in my life. (That might be the pie talking, which means I should definitely have another slice.)