2013 has been an interesting year. I'm a year older, but I feel like I've grown decades into my wisdom. Work has been fruitful, and I feel like I've gotten closer to God. When I first moved here, I did so with the goal of becoming an Oscar and Tony winner. I wanted awards. The last couple of years have molded me into becoming a workaholic with realistic dreams. Nowadays, I just like staying busy and helping artists execute their visions. I don't think this is a downgrade, or me settling. I think I've grown more passionate about my career(s), with the goal now being that I want to do it for me and my crew/team rather than me and my imaginary fame. Less selfish, more selfless. That being said, here's to the older, more mature me.
My Hopes/Dreams/Goals for the New Year:
-Listen To My Body More
"You can't argue with the body, Jerry. Its an argument you can't win". Kramer was oh so right. I am not a machine, and its time I accepted that. I need to rest more often.
-Filter out all the haters and the shitty people in my life
This is great because you just make my really good friends seem saintly. Like it takes a lot for me to just cut people off, so just know you're like way more fucked up than I ever expected. Remember, that is your problem, not mine, even though you try to make it seem otherwise. I also appreciate the amount of shit you talk about me. That just shows you have a rather unhealthy obsession with me....again, your problem, not mine. I know now to keep my heart guarded more than ever.
Its emo for sure, but being a grownup presents grownup problems. Unfortunately, grownups seem to know less and less about what it takes to be a good friend.
-Lose 20 pounds
Its a healthy goal.
-Get scuba license
I've put this off for too long.
-Quit putting off the Krav Maga
I've signed up so many times and have had to cancel. I need to do this!!
-Wear More Black
I've decided to become one of those New Yorkers who dresses in all black. Those who know me personally will find this a bit shocking since I'm known for my love of bright colors. No, I'm not trying to be in the elitist clique…I'm just not "wowed' by fashion anymore. I just don't see a point. I'd rather just keep it simple and solid. Just black. We'll see how long this lasts.
-Do More Good
This needs to be the reason I wake up in the morning. Not money, not glory, not work. Simply do more good.
I keep putting this off as well. I just need to hurry up and get it over with.
-Turn Down Work and Feel Okay About It
-Work More Outside of NY
I'm currently bi-coastal. I was also blessed to work on 3 shows longterm that required extensive travel. I need to get myself more acclimated with more production cities and just be ready to hit the ground running. There is life outside of NY!