I’m making a movie tomorrow. Well, me, and a bunch of other very talented people. It’s a short film with a super-low budget.
In the past years I learned there is nothing more enjoyable for me than ideas. Since I think that Math is the science of ideas, I would like to share the following proof:
As of this week, I have been in LA for 7 months pursuing my dream of becoming a TV writer. Though I work multiple jobs (none of them full-time), I may soon run out of money. Last week, I had an emotional breakdown upon realizing that I may have to give up on my dream (or at least go about it in a different way). I’m alternating between wanting to throw in the towel, and wanting to push myself just a little bit harder in order to stay out here. Things are definitely a bit tough right now.
But, as I sit here on the floor of my bedroom, stress-eating Chex mix and inhaling caffeine while I complete work for one job before I go to work at another job, I just want to say:
One Sunday in February 2010, I was at brunch with some friends, and I mentioned that I had an interest in taking up running. As friends are known to do, they egged me on until we decided that, as a group, that we would run a 5K together. I started the Couch to 5K program the next day and 9 weeks later was able to run the 5K faster than my friends, some of whom were experienced runners.
I’m still figuring out how a lot of stuff works in life. I like to think that I get it right most of the times, but of course I fuck up a lot too.
I believe that’s what it means to be human.
Here are some random tips/insights I’ve had that will hopefully improve your life or either give you something to think about, they did for me.
I can’t believe I won the Listserve lottery…I’ve never won anything! (Other than a basketball hoop from Sprite, which was actually pretty exciting).
I’ve had a hard time figuring out what to write, as my mind has been utterly consumed with the study of medicine lately. With that being said, I’ve decided to just stick to what I know best right now.
All my life I have been fascinated by two things; movies and computers. I am currently 25 years old and am happy to say I have been able to include these two interesting topics into my daily life on a regular basis. Not only am I active as a software consultant, in my spare time I am also applying what I pick up at my job to my own interactive website about movies.
Currently at Lollapalooza in Chicago, so forgive my brevity. Surrounded by festival-goers of all kinds and covered in mud from the therain. However, the song everyone knew the best was “tonight” by fun. Seems like everyone, including me, is trying to reclaim, or claim, or invent, their wild youth. I hope we all succeed.
Hello friend distant or near,
Let me share a part of my life with you. Exactly two years ago I started my current job. At a hostel chain in the Netherlands where – after being in social welfare for nearly a year – I was so happy to fine a full-time position. Which meant I would have (more) money, and would be able to leave my parents place again. To which I was more or less forced due to a lack of financial means at age 28…after having lived by myself the previous 10 years.
I’d like to draw your attention to Bhutan, a unique nation bordering India and China. Although it is considered to be a developing country, I think the Bhutanese are in fact leading the rest of us in a fundamental area: Their national goal of, not Gross National Product, but rather Gross National Happiness. That’s right, it’s a real thing – an entire nation of people who collectively concern themselves with attaining happiness rather than money. Awesome.