After coming out of my biggest production yet, I'm finally taking some time to rest, and just to live. I cleaned out my entire closet yesterday. I'm still used to being mentally active for long hours, so I've got dozens of strong new ideas over the last few days. I'm struggling not to write (yet another) new script and trying instead to focus on my other commitments that I set aside during production.
I'm on the search for a new job and I've got my eye on a part time teaching position at my alma mater. I absolutely love to teach (teaching is learning) and a part time position would give me more time to write and even time to do some volunteer work, which I sorely miss. Most of my volunteering as a teen was for promotion and event planning, so I suppose I could look for work there as well.
As far as movies and books go, I finally feel like I have a little to stand on. I'm submitting a precious original feature film, and my novel, though harder to sell, is a rare gem brimming with passion and healing words. It feels good to have both Delta Phi and Cope Syndrome under my belt, but I'm never complacent about these things. I have four other creative projects I plan to dip my hands into this year, including the first in a seven part series about Monty...a fictional man whom some of you know. I'm terribly excited to be working with him again!
Anyway, wherever you are in your creative journey, I wish you the best. Step into the path that your creator laid out for you, because it's where you are most effective. If there's anything I've learned from making Delta Phi, it's the critical importance of compassion, forgiveness, and small kindnesses. So if you're not sure where to start in finding your passion, start there. It will come to you.