“Who I am and why I am here” (Zero to Hero Challenge)

The thing about me is that I am always up for new challenges, whether I complete them or not is another matter, so when I came across the Zero to Hero challenge I was game. The challenge consists of 30 days of daily tasks, meant to help you fine tune and grow your blog. So here is assignment number 1 which is an introductory post. 

Currently I am a 21year-old college student with dreams of becoming a film director one day or at least working in the industry somehow. Needless to say I love watching movies. I also love reading, tea, cooking, spending time with my family, peaches, laughing, and learning. I am a bit of a dork, a big daydreamer, and try to stay positive (although sometimes I fail). 

I started this blog to keep track of my 2013 goals, but it ended up becoming more of a personal blog where I posted sporadically. This year I plan to use to track my 2014 goals but make a positive impact somehow, whether it is via inspiration, encouragement or even just mentioning a movie that someone ends up loving. 

The reason why I choose to blog versus journal (which I also do sporadically) is because the idea of an audience, even if imaginary, serves as encouragement. I would also like to connect with like minded individuals. People who are creative in their own ways and  try to seize life as best as possible.

So, that’s my introduction.

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A year of “didn’ts”

2013 was a good, a bad, and a terrible year all at once. Some of the most important beings in my life are well and healthy so it was a good year. But progress wise it was kinda bad and at the end November was just a big blow. Fortunately December was pretty mild and okay, it had its share of holiday cheer and enthusiasm but a lot didn’t get done. Over all though 2013 was a year of didn’ts.

I didn’t reach my goal weight. I didn’t watch 1oo movies. I didn’t raise my GPA. I didn’t volunteer more. I didn’t visit the Getty and the Museum of Tolerance. I didn’t enter a photography competition. I didn’t go rock climbing, didn’t apply to grad school, didn’t film a short, didn’t sustain my blog, didn’t buy cowboy boots, or fly a kite, write a short story, ride a horse again, or give a random guy my phone number. So as you may see a lot of things just didn’t get done.

I did watch 85 movies though, spent time with the two most amazing beings in my life (my niece and nephew), and read 12 books. I also visited the LACMA, turned 21, shared plenty of laughs with those I love, tried thai food for the first time and completed an amazing internship. I did fall and stood back up. Survived through a terrible month. Went to stagecoach. Became more passionate about filmmaking and cooked many a meal for my family. I did live.

So yes, I could focus on all the didn’ts and cracks and tears and pain and 2013 would seem like a hell of a year, but as I see all my dids, unplanned dids but done dids none the less, I see 2013 was a hell of a year, but not always in a bad way.

To 2014, to all the planed and unplanned dids. Happy New Year!