Hey everyone!! I hope anyone who reads my blog has had a wonderful year in 2011. There have been some changes for me and some things have yet to change. Since New Orleans, Louisiana, has had so much work in the film industry, I started working last year as a background extra. It was fun but it was hard work (yep, working in the film industry is indeed work… and everyone feels it – from the bottom of the food chain to the top where you get waited on hand and foot). I love it, but I’ve gotten to the point where I only do background work when I can’t do promotional work… which I am loving even more! Doing promotions is allowing me so much flexibility in my schedule and it’s great that my job changes with every event I get booked on. The best thing is that I am able to tackle the process of starting my own businesses. I am not getting back into the swing of working with my shop on Etsy, and I will be spending the next few weeks revamping my shop. In the meantime, I will be working on opening my own costume accessory shop in the city and will be working to get my name out to everyone so I can do freelance seamstress work.
I will be blogging for 3 reasons — firstly, I love to write and may use wordpress as a means of getting back into the habit of writing so I can add ‘finishing a novel’ to the list of things I want to accomplish in 2012.
Secondly, to keep myself on track and to now allow myself to be distracted. Over the years since I was introduced to the internet, I have allowed myself to become too involved in websites that serve as fun past-times — I need to cut back on how much time I spend there, and I am hoping that this will keep me on track.
Thirdly, I have found that too many of the people I encounter on a daily basis live the life that the Latin phrase ‘Panem Et Circenses’ refers too – Bread and Circuses, being well fed and entertained. I want to focus my life on working hard and establishing independence for myself, so that I can rely more on myself than others for support and spend more of my time productively. I will be blogging more to remind myself of the determination I feel right now to follow a dream.