Dreams and Reality

Everyone questioned me when I switched my major from computer science to Visual Arts Media Film/TV. Why would I give up a career path that has a reliable job market and salary stability? Lets, be honest not many people make a living in this industry and even fewer become rich and famous. I find myself frequently asking myself and wonder if what I’m doing is the right thing. There are many setbacks – lots of work, sleepless nights, and no initial benefits. I actually have no real experience or talent either. I’m probably going to have to take on odd jobs to fund my projects. There are so many people and things that are telling me no, and that I should turn back. But its too late, I’ve made my decision and I’m going to do it.

Of course its going to be tough, but its something I’m determined to do. I don’t want to spend my life in a cubicle, doing the same thing every day. I want adventure, excitement, and danger. I dream of a world where I can just travel and do something new everyday, a place where I can just be free from worries about money and schedules. My dream is to be free and I think that becoming an artist and a filmmaker will let me free myself from the restraints of modern day living. I want to reach out into the world and touch the lives of others. A message that I can only spread through film. I’m determined to turn my dreams into reality, I need to stop dreaming and start doing something. I’m tired of just sitting here and thinking about “what if’s”. Now is the time for action, I’m going to persevere. I love the art, the craft, the experience – my passion will burn and hopefully my film can ignite the dreams of others.

I’m going to stop dreaming now and make it into a reality. This is finals week of Fall of 2009 and I’m starting my mission to become a filmmaker. One day it will happen, I hope you can be there to see it. Thank you for your support.

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2 responses to “Dreams and Reality

  1. Rock. On.

    Seriously. I went from Econ to World Literature (in like my first quarter of freshman year, haha). What do I want to do for a living? My most realistic choices are to work for a publishing company or as a photojournalist. But in reality, I want to be a writer/photographer. But mostly the former. 🙂

    I’m curious to know, how are your parents taking your major change? It’s a big issue for me because my parents want me to be a businessperson.

    Link exchange? 🙂

  2. I think you’d be an awesome photographer/writer/photojournalist. I was looking through your photos and I was sitting there thinking “Oh my god, I wanna be this good!” I think you have a lot of talent you should totally keep it up. I’d love to work with you one day. I’ll be keeping my out for you!

    As for the major change, at first they were against it because they just didn’t know what I was doing and felt that I was just confused. When I actually explained to them what I wanted to do, what my goals were, and my game plan – they understood that it was something I really had a passion for and now they let me do whatever I want. They just want me to be happy and successful, so once they saw I had an actually “plan” it was all OK. They bought me my DSLR for the photography class and have been supportive since.

    I would be honored to exchange links with you!

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