It has been a whirlwind of a month. Actually, I think it's been almost a whole month since I finished campaigning for our feature. It still feels like it was only yesterday we completed our 30 day campaign. I think that's my body telling me STOP DOING TOO MANY THINGS! I've been trying really hard to stay focused and work on this rewrite but, I'm easily distracted, I'm doing so many other things I shouldn't be doing like watching reruns, playing games on my phone (I just got unlimited data, it's life changing) and traveling. I am so grateful for all my friends and family who supported the story and helped us reach our goal. It was awesome reconnecting with old friends and making new friends. It really feels amazing to have that support.
After being a potato on my couch, I went back to San Francisco a week ago. I can't tell you how happy I was. I haven't been that happy in a long time. I mean, I'm generally happy here in LA, but like, soul happy. I went there last year and fell in love, and man, I fell harder this time. I loved that I could easily take the BART from Berkeley (where I was staying) to the city. I loved that it was cold and hot all in the same day. I loved walking everywhere. I got to catch up with some old friends from college who I haven't seen in over 4 years, and it was great being able to pick up where we left off. I got to get to know one of my friends from USC better and even come up with another film to make together. This trip made me feel like I could be honest with myself and others. It's been a while since I felt like I could do that. I think a lot of it is because of work and having to have a particular demeanor. I don't know. I'm really looking forward to going back. I've been thinking a lot of VR and AR projects... Maybe I'll end up there some day! Would be amazing!
Now that we've gotten a good chunk of money for our feature, I'll be narrowing down some locations in Maryland, and locking in some dates! I've been in a weird funky state and need to clear my head, get new perspectives. I'll probably be traveling to New York and Boston to visit a few more friends and maybe, just maaaybbe even catch the 4th of July spectacular in Nashville. They're supposed to have the best fireworks display in the country! I really want to get blown away by fireworks...they're my favorite :)