Photos from the past couple weeks. Love the one of the baby. You’ll never guess what she was eating…
Every year on my birthday I take time to reflect upon the past year and look over what I’ve accomplished, what has happened to me and where I could have done better and finally where I want to be next year.
This was a hard year. I lost another grandmother – grandma Sylvia. I got divorced. Left my dog. Had to pay off taxes. Gained weight, lost weight, and gained it back. I had to be put on blood pressure meds. Hurt my shoulder and my left foot. On the positive side I managed to find myself again through reliving my love for books, art and film. I found the company of women to be intoxicating and discovered that despite what my inner self thinks I’m a pretty good guy. I had the amazing support and love of my family and friends.
Of all my accomplishments I must say that the release of Delgo would be the highest. I finally got to see our film on the big screen and complete a childhood goal. As to my level of satisfaction regarding how it was received – well thats a whole different matter. I also started my first major short film, which is now almost complete. I managed to draw a little everyday. I visited a foreign country. I got my own apartment, which I love. I kept my job, and managed to receive acknowledgement from my superiors for an excellent job.
I actually have no complaints as to how the year went – it was hard, but you know the hardships made the windfalls that much better. I have seen a tremendous amount of growth in myself this year, mentally and physically. : ) I hope that next year I can remedy that part anyway by reducing my weight and improving my overall health – for me this is a real personal struggle. My love of food is a real curse. The older I get the harder it is becoming to handle it. I think overall I could have exercised a ton more this year – and I regret that I didn’t maintain alot of what I started.
I have two major goals for next year – loose the weight, and finish two films. If I can pull this off I honestly feel that I will have risen above a major handicap that has loomed over my life for years. Well it is on to bigger and better things. I have a new year opening up in front of me and I’m embracing it with optimism and excitement. I hope that you all do the same.
Been a while since I updated – things have been jumping and I’ve been super swamped with work and my film. I wanted to upload some images and talk about a really amazing weekend trip I had a couple weeks ago.
Gillian and I went to a hostel in the woods near Brunswick – www.foresthostel.com
What a wonderful place to visit. The rooms are mostly all freestanding screened huts up in the trees. You get one meal a day – dinner – which is all vegan and amazing I might add. It was wicked busy that weekend but the people were all fun and lively. I was really impressed with the openness and freeness of the staff and the environment. The showers were all open air, which was simply killer. Nothing like standing naked under a shower in the middle of a forest!!! We were lucky because there was a thunderstorm Saturday night. Laying in bed in a hut with 3 sides of screen seeing and listening to a major storm was simply mind blowing.
We took a day trip to Jeckyl Island to see Driftwood beach, which I must say is wicked cool. The pictures are from that trip. Overall it was a very wonderful weekend and I’m looking forward to going back when I have time.
So here’s some photos -