It’s really been ages since I posted a blog. I can’t quite remember how long it’s been since my last one. But life got in the way, plans got in the way, and holidays surely got in the way. Still, plenty to see and do and I feel the year has only just begun. 2016. What a year it’s going to be.
The air feels different, the pace feels different, and mostly, I feel different. More confident, more driven, more ready! I am ready for my goals, I am ready for the hard work, and I am ready for the fun. The achievement comes at the end of it all, of course, but right now, the work, the project, the aim is all that matters. Surely, 2016 will be better than 2015, and so on. Surely. Didn’t I tell you the air feels different.
Here’s how 2016 began for me. I made a film I’ve been wanting to for ages. Yup, another film. This time, even the film feels different. Why? Because, my goal has changed. it is now, not if, but when I will get to the goal. Feels like it’s only a short distance away, as if I could stretch my arm and just reach out for it and I shall touch it.
The Legacy. This year is all about the legacy I am beginning to build. About me, about my life, and most of all, about my identity as a filmmaker, especially in this moment when there has been such a movement for gender equality in the sector. I don’t mean to talk politics. In fact, I dare say I don’t understand politics, but this movement, it’s lent fresh hope, fresh desire to give it a try. After all, nothing to lose.
This year. That’s all I’m allowing myself to say. This year is the year. And so, let it begin.
I have no resolution. I only have one desire and an aim. One desire and aim are doable right? Within the bounds of this year. Little fish in a giant pond. Yikes. Here goes nothing.
Thanks for joining me another year. I look forward to brining you more stories, more poems, another book perhaps, and more news about the next film I’m working on. Time to use more ‘creativity’. In the meantime, what’s your 2016 resolution? (I’ve given up on trying to shed kilos – and that was even before I even tried). LOL
Have a wonderful day.