I hope you are having a gorgeous summer. To be honest with you, I’m not really having that great of a week.
A new documentary project I was really looking forward to fell through, and our slow summer sales have me looking on craigslist for dog walking jobs in Park Slope to make extra money.
Being an entrepreneur continues to be on of the most challenging experiences of my life, and these lows and highs are all part of what makes it, as Nur-E says in her episode of Your Moment of Ambition, “addicting.”
We get up everyday with uncertainty in our bellies and a fire in our heart. And when I’m feeling lost or uncertain there is one thing I always do to re-center myself, and that’s to close my eyes, be still for a few moments and to focus on my “why”— why I need to connect with people through my art, work for myself, and goddess-willing make more movies.
My “why” is simple. It goes back to a moment I had when I was 16 years old in Buffalo, New York. But instead of just reading about it, I’d like to share that story with you in a video teaser for my new Feminist Wednesday series called “A Gal’s Guide to Making a Movie.”