It’s finally coming together. My new office. This photo was taken from the doorway. Yes, I have a door. A DOOR!
This new office, this creative space comes at a time when I feel a shift happening in my own work, the business part of it, how I make my presence known and how I use social media including this blog.
Through The Wilderness, LLC is coming up on its second year anniversary in March. In two years we’ve produced two unique short films and hope to find festival screenings for them. But the bigger goal is to garner financial support for the feature-length, hence the shift in how I use social media.
Also, related to a recent birthday, a new year, and some life crap that knocked the wind out of me, I am more contemplative about what I actually give a fuck about. Who. What things. How often.
And this has me thinking about when I feel the need to make that known. If I have a topic that I feel the urge to say something about, how do I do that? And…how do I do that with a blog that was originally designed as at “Toast” where I felt compelled to raise my glass to whatever topic I chose to write about. That has shifted. Yes, there is still plenty to “Toast”. In fact have an idea for later I’ll post. But “Toast” is also my addiction. LOL. It’s comfort. It’s nourishment. It’s go-to when I’m hungry. It’s satisfactory when moments in life isn’t. So, the shift for this blog will now include the topics that light me up, that may hound me in the middle of night, that make me wanna holler, that make me run for cover. I’ll write more political pieces. Social and cultural commentary. Basically, I’m going to take my rants from FB to this blog and see what blossoms.
The shift is an expansion but a good one. A needed one for this writer.
And I hope to bring you with me. I would LOVE more dialogue. More support of what is important of us, like peace and health and kindness and equality. I’ll write more about the creative life, the world of cinema as a filmmaker of color, a storyteller. I’ll write about being a wife, a partner, a mom, grandma, daughter, aunt and sister. I’ll write about being a woman over 40 (ahem….).
I hope you’re with me.
Wishing you peace. Always.