It’s birthday month! On the 17th I will turn 37 years old. I expect big things out of this next year of life – first and foremost to make my first feature film. I want to blow it out of the water. I can feel in my bones that this is going to happen. We are hovering right over 60% as we enter our last week, so there’s still work to be done. You can check out our campaign here.

I won’t linger to long on the film as I know it’s all I’ve been sharing for the last three weeks. There is big news on the horizon though and I can’t wait to share it with you all. In fact, several things could be coming to fruition by the end of the month. Please send all the posi vibes – we are giving it our all.

In my 37th year I’d like to write another feature-length script worthy of being made into a film. I want to enter into a whole new realm of my career as a filmmaker. I’d like to keep my freelance game going strong too, for that allows me the financial freedom and flexibility to pursue my dreams no matter where I am. I’d like to take advantage of the ability to work from anywhere by going to as many places as I can. I work hard, and I want to play hard.

I know I’ve said it before, but the mountains call my name. Something about being in a quiet place surrounded by trees, serene landscapes, and endless beauty grabs at my soul. I am attracted to opposites however, as I also love the vibrant energy of people and never-sleeping cities. In the end, I guess it’s about balance. If I were to paint a picture of myself in the perfect setting, it would be in a warm RV overlooking Mt. Hood covered in snow, but with a laptop within arm’s length to stay connected to the rest of the world. 😉 I can’t live without the internet. I’m a true Aquarius in that respect.

I feel like a lucky human. But as a mentor and friend told me this week, the secret to good luck is hard work and perseverance. The more opportunities that you line up to work out in your favor, the more likely that a few will strike gold. It’s all strategy, determination, passion, and hope.

We leave for our first film festival for The New Orleans Sazerac on my birthday. I think that’s a great way to kick off my 37th year. Thanks to all of our supporters who came out to the secret screenings that we recently had in New Orleans, Atlanta, and Birmingham. The feedback was very promising, and we are hopeful for a strong future for the film.

Hopefully by the next time I write we will have had a successful crowdfunding campaign for Electric Bleau! Thanks to everyone who is joining us on this journey.

In case you missed it, I am documenting weekly project updates on the official Seed&Spark blog. Here are my posts so far:

Puzzle Pieces
Moving Forward with Mentors
Ride of your Life
Eye of the Beholder
What is the color of Electric Bleau? Identity and beyond.
Electric Exposition

In parting, here is a happy moment from last weekend.