Keep putting one foot in front of the other…recently led me to spend time at Sundance 2013. Third time’s a charm. Two years ago, I went and experienced the people and got a lay of the land. A year ago, was able to figure some more things out and attended a premiere. This time, researched, got there early, got tuned into a good buddy system and was able to feel like I really accomplished something by meeting people and celebrating some well done film and documentary premieres. I like to appreciate how tough it can be moving toward what we love to do - so, yeah...go me! Seems silly now, some of the fears I had of not fitting in and the confidence I’ve been struggling with the past years.
The biggest personal revelation was that I was able to connect people’s accomplishments to their humanity. Seeing Nicole Kidman talking about the film she was in and really absorbing the fact that she’s a real human being spoke volumes to my heart. Don’t you ever feel like that? When someone you admire, feels so out of reach, you think they have this special other world quality you don’t -so therefore, you can’t possibly do what they do? Well, I felt that way. Now, I feel more connected to some cool rays of hope and a sense of I can, rather than I can’t, and Nicole is still aces in my book.
The Women in Film panel blew my hair back! One of the ladies said she didn’t think of herself as extraordinary or great, just doing what she felt passionately compelled to do. I think that sums up the other great thing I
learned - just keep after it, one foot at at time.
One encouraging voice can mean so much.
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