I will have officially been in Seattle for two months on August 6th. I don't miss much about Cincinnati except for Skyline Chili (vegan, of course), HorrorHound, and my pets... and maybe only slightly my family, too. I have been working very hard here and for the most part, I enjoy it. However, I'm slowly coming back to the realization that horses are not my "end all be all."
With that said, I don't plan on quitting horses or anything like that again. I still want to compete at an upper level and maybe give lessons on the side while I'm between projects. I love it here and I'm grateful that I finally found a job to get me to the West Coast (more specifically, the Pacific Northwest)... and I'm still not entirely sure where my decisions are taking me, but it certainly is interesting.
Sometimes, though, I just feel weird because I have all this education and experience for writing, making videos, and media and I feel like I'm wasting it.
So I've come up with a new plan for my life. I'm going to try to work and live here on the farm until I graduate with my Bachelor's. I might stay while I'm doing my Masters. So that could take me from 2015 or 2016.
On my off days, I have to work on making my local film contacts in Seattle so I don't disappear. I also need to continue working on short video projects for my Youtube and Vimeo pages. This is all in addition to doing my homework! I need to stay busy, stay creative, and stay functioning.
Here are some pictures from the awesome EMP Museum.
I'm really loving Seattle. I just wish that I didn't feel so torn between horses and film all the time. But I know now that I want to be an amateur equestrian while being a director/writer. I can do it. Other people do... right? And if they don't, they aren't me. I can do anything!