It was raining most of the way down into Oregon and I was relieved to spend a dry afternoon inside Powell's Bookstore. Going through the store, I was amazed at how many books there were. I picked out Letters to a Young Poet and Tiny Beautiful Things for my week long drive to California.
Like most near university graduates, I had many questions about my life. It was during this time that I found Solace in Rilke's words:
Four years later, I feel like I'm on the other side.
I've still got questions, just of a different nature. Two questions I've been sitting on are: what's the long-game look like? and what's the next personal project that I'll be taking on?
The past 4 months have been full with client work and I'm incredibly grateful for that. But I know I want to create my next personal project and I've been hitting a wall. It was a couple weeks ago when I to re-read letters to a young poet and stumbled upon these words of advice:
I feel like at this stage in my career, I'm overthinking what I want to make. Darren Aronofsky put it best: “The only thing you have to offer is you, figure out how to communicate that to a cinema at large.” Moving from learning to action is a completely different thing. Let's see how this goes for my next project.
Are you putting time into a personal project? I'd love to hear about it.