Well, my week of holding back ended with a seminar that was coincidentally about a martial art that has holding back as an integral point. On Saturday, I did an entire afternoon of Yagyu Shinkage Ryu, which is the study of the life-giving sword. It’s goal is to leave your opponent with a warning blow rather than killing them. It was such a fascinating change from the usual and fit with where I am in my life and career.
Sorry, I got too busy to post with all the homework I’ve had. It’s the last week of school and after today, all I’ll have left is one assignment and a couple of quizzes. We still have a couple of lessons, but mostly they’re about what we should do to be successful as new screenwriters.
This week’s theme is cold. That’s what came out of the bag randomly.
In terms of success, I think it’s common to feel like one is getting colder as they draw nearer to a major breakthrough. At least, I keep reading that successful people have found that they made it after they thought they should give up. And I feel that. It wears on one to keep fighting to get some basic level of income going, especially in a town that wants everyone to be bilingual. I’m working on that, but it isn’t something that changes overnight. Many of my skills mean nothing to a lot of places simply because I don’t speak French well enough.
Right now, there’s a ton of potential in my life, but nothing yet that will pay my mortgage. It’s rather scary, but it is what it is. I’ve been applying for jobs and networking. Hopefully something will happen soon.
Goals wise, I have to fix up my website and do some quizzes then all my school work is done. After that, I’d like a little trip to see my family since I haven’t seen them since Christmas. Oh, I guess I better get my summer tires on too. After a breather that includes some video gaming and condo painting, it’ll be back at the writing and more job searching until I get enough going on to pay my bills while I search for a producer for my feature film and fix up one of my plays. One movie, one play, and one novel are what I want to focus on for personal writing projects. Doing somewhere around eight things at once was a little bit much during the school year.
I guess cold hard cash is really what I’m aiming for at this time.
Anyway, that’s my general plan. I have it laid out more specifically than that in my career plan that I gave my teacher.
Oh, I plan to date too 😉
And also learn to skateboard. We’ll see how that goes. I’m looking forward to it. There’s a small skate park near my house to learn at.
I’m off for my last 9:00 AM class, which I’m thankful of because it was a pain getting across the entire city for 9:00 AM.