Wednesday, December 22, 2010

2010: It Was A Good Year…for me

2010 was a rollercoaster ride.

I started out the year in a pretty low spot. 1st off I had personal turmoil which not only left me in a depressed state of mind, but also led to me having to change day job locales. It doesn’t sound like that big a deal, but it can be really hard leaving friends behind.
My last movie Trap was officially gathering dust on the shelf. I had no real prospects for getting a next movie off the ground. Student and small business loans were done being forebeared. My truck broke down for the last time. Things were not looking good for our hero.

Nothing spectacular happened to me that turned things around. No big epiphanies or whatnot. I just made a decision to make things better. To be better. To feel better. And then I did. I decided I WOULD MAKE MY NEXT MOVIE and I’d live life while doing it. I finished up Monsters in the Woods. I had been tooling around aimlessly on it for a few months. Then I set about getting it made. (and make it I did)

In the meantime, I made new friends at my work and reestablished relations with the ones that mattered at my old job. Most importantly, I got myself out and had some fun.  People always talk about “living in the moment” and it’s something I’ve strived to do for most of my life.  But I’ve always been a little too self-analytical, too stuck in my own head. I feel like this year, I took some really big steps towards actualizing that goal (living in the moment) on a regular basis. Not just every now and then or on weekends.

Monsters in the Woods did get made and it’s my finest work by far. It also looks like Trap is going to see the light of day. 2011 is going to be even better.


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