To This Day

I’m sharing this video because it is beautiful, powerful, meaningful…

I wish more filmmaking was like this.

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Florida

Guess what I am doing on Sunday?  That’s right!  I’m going to Florida.

Why?

For work, of course.  I mean, filming a travel show in sunny Florida while all of my friends bravely fight off wind, ice, snow and sleet here at home is way too hard to be a vacation.

I love my job.

Ya’ll remember American Royalty?  The TV show I work for, Just Down the Road, filmed an episode at the American Royal.  We had the opportunity to interview Guy Fieri and his BBQ team, the Motley Que Crew.  In the following episode we ventured out to Legoland and Sealife.  Then we spent a day at Sky Zone and I totally jumped into a foam cube pit.

Oh the joys of a film career.

Now we are headed to deep sea fish, parasail, swim with manatees…visit NASA…

When I started on this road, this I’m-going-to-film-school-and-I-might-never-stop-working-at-Starbucks road, there were people who said, “I wish I was brave enough to do what I loved, but I need to think about my future.”

Hey now, you can have a future doing what you love.  It’s possible.  There’s no law against happiness.

Actually, it’s an American right.

It’s not gonna be easy.  You have to give up a few things.  Like new clothes, fancy food, time, pride, embarrassment, cruises and well, certainty.  You’re going to have hard days and you might not eat much.  You might have to live with your parents for a little bit longer than some of your friends.  You’re going to be scared sometimes.

It’s okay to be scared.

I’m going to Florida, to work at doing what I love, with a group of folks I deeply respect, admire and hope to seriously prank at some point.  I’m not a serious person, and I won’t be able to live with myself if I don’t mess with the hosts and crew, just a little.

Go forth and do what you love.