Happy New Year!

Happy 2018, everyone!

I hope you all are ready to take on the new year and relish in checking off some of the things on your daily, monthly, and annual to-do lists. I’m not going to lie, this is a pretty big year for me in that I should be finished with grad school by December and then it’s off to start my life and career by this time next year. So yeah, no big deal at all. With that said, I have a few personal goals that I want to meet. In terms of the blog, I tried listing them out last year and I severely did not meet them. I started school and all of my blogs just got pushed to the side. Also, I just wasn’t motivated to keep writing with all of the personal things happening to me and the sexual misconduct news from Hollywood and around the world in many other professional settings. It was just a lot. Some of my favorite shows were tainted like Mad Men and One Tree Hill as their creators were apart of the scandals. Also, one of my favorite films was produced by the Weinstein Company – SuiteSuite Française. I guess you can say I was heartbroken.

I’m still trying to come to a consensus if I can actually separate the art from the creator. Can I really admire a work of art knowing that the person(s) who created it have done despicable things? Do they leave a stain on the art and should I walk away from it forever? The answer is that I don’t know. I do know that I would hate to stop watching the series and films just because the creators are pieces of sh*t. What about how the films and series made me feel? What about the characters that moved and inspired me? Do I blame them? How about when one of the actors portraying the characters is also a piece of sh*t? Kevin Spacey for example? It’s hard and I’m struggling with it as I would like to someday be instrumental in the TV biz. I would hate for someone to misconstrue my support of a series as support of the people who are a part of the series and have committed sexual misconduct. Because that’s absolutely not the case.

In short, it’s been tough as a woman and lover of film and TV. The recent Golden Globes was inspiring to watch and seeing talents like Oprah stand up and lead the tide. I wish this year to be the stepping stone for women to rise up and take on the industry without any hindrance from men who would otherwise hold them back. Times up!

’til next time!

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Still Waiting?

Hi, everyone!

Just letting you all know that I’m still here and writing. I’m just trying to survive grad school. Many of you are wondering about the Mad Men post…it’s still coming. I don’t want to post trash or half-ass my ‘analysis’ of one of the greatest shows…ever.

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Sitting. Waiting. Wishing.

I’m also working on a few other posts on favorite films and songs. I apologize for the long wait…but hang in there! Thanks to everyone who has been reading my posts. You all are amazing.

‘Til next time! And please, be patient with me. 🙂

A Little Update On My Life Update

Hey guys, I love that you all liked this post and that you could relate to me in some fashion or form. Just so I’m not fooling anyone, that spark that I mentioned fluttered and blew out! It’s a little sad, but at least I know that I need to continue to focus on myself and get my life together. Not going to lie, it was nice to be a little distracted and feel something like this. The way I’ve been navigating my life is by taking signs very seriously. In terms of this situation, I recently ran into a big flashing sign that told me to turn around, because I was going the wrong way. And there are no hard feelings. I still adore my friend and wish him all the best. I’m a little hurt, but I assume that comes with the territory of opening yourself up and allowing those type of feelings in. For a second, I felt like I was living in some sort of alternate reality.

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But I’m hanging in there. Just so many big changes happening at once and I’m trying to figure it all out! I’m an optimistic person by nature, so I’m rooting that it all turns out well. I should probably stick to focusing on the fictional world for now on though. 🙂

‘Til next time!

 

How’s Life, Everyone?

I hope you’re all doing well, following your dreams, and of course watching a lot of TV! I’m trying my best to keep up with the array of high quality television options even though the past year has been the most stressful time in my life. I’ve been working on putting the pieces together for this ‘ultimate goal of mine’ to pursue television! I don’t know how it all will pan out in the end, but I’m motivated and excited to be so passionate about something and to be given the opportunity to go after it! Currently, I’m stressed, nervous, and debating on just hiding under my blankets forever. But I’m also super PUMPED!

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I’ll save all of the TV talk for my other posts, because I want to be candid here. This blog has been such a perfect outlet for me to express myself. I hope that I am positively inspiring you all to dream big and take pride in the things that you love. Write about your favorite musicians, shows and films, show off your photography, express your wanderlust, talk about your feelings…

And on that note, here’s a life update:

The thing about being 100% focused on an academic or career goal is that life/reality kind of becomes warped. I call it the “tunnel-vision effect” (is that a real thing?), because for the past 3 years, going to grad school has been my ultimate goal with this past year being a force to be reckoned with! I couldn’t imagine anything else that could make me happier. I just knew for sure that I had fallen in love with television and that I found myself lighting up or glowing when given the opportunity to talk about this thing that I love so much.

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But what happens when in the midst of following one path something (or someone) else starts to catch your eye? Yeah, that’s where I am right now. I, by all means, am not an expert on life or happiness, but I do know for a fact that life is unpredictable and the things that make you happy and that give you joy should be acknowledged and taken seriously!

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Happiness.

A really good friend of mine has begun to mean a lot more to me than I anticipated. This person, whose smile, whose positive attitude, whose kindness, whose inclusiveness and acceptance, and whose drive and passion towards their own goals has floored me! I’m in awe when I am around him. Out of nowhere, here you are in my life and I have to go so far away for my dreams. My dear friend has become a spark who definitely brightens my day. And yeah, it sucks because I don’t think it would be fair to actually do something about it. Even though I want to. All in all – I’m a mess right now!

Basically, I’m experiencing something that’s such a surprise that I can barely put into words. With life and all of the things uncertain about it, I’m grateful that I’m getting the chance to finally feel something other than finding validation in school or work. I don’t know what will happen to this spark, but I’m glad that it’s here at least for now. This specific feeling is new to me, so I’m trying to work my way through it. It’s terrifying, but also kind of great.

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Who knows!

P.S. On another note, I’m still working on my Mad Men post, but as you all can imagine – I’ve been a bit distracted. 🙂

‘Til next time!

Here’s an update!