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.
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!