Celebrating 5 years of connections and hard work. Here are a few of Video Girl pro's favorite lessons from the past 5 years...
. Find solace in the things that help you feel alive: Music. Podcasts. Films. Comics. To name a few. Over the years, I've found strength through the interaction of other mediums. It's not just stepping away from work or simply 'supporting your friends,' but building a deeper understanding about where your work lies in relation to the rest of the worlds' muses.
. Learn to let go of so-so ideas. If you're a creative type, the ideas will never stop flowing. Then they begin to physically build up around you and take up your space to grow. Keep the great ideas that keep tugging at you. Get rid of the ideas that are only around because you feel the need to keep your original thoughts. Save that space for new ones to come.
. For those who sit while they work, find yourself a good chair. A poor one can ruin productivity in more than one way. If you don't know what I mean yet, then you're lucky and you don't want to find out! Your physical work space is just as important as your internal space.
. Success is when preparedness meets opportunity-- Kinda B*$LSH#! You will never be 100% prepared because life doesn't always go as planned. What I've learned from production is that the success comes from moving and thinking on your feet. Even through mistakes comes a lesson. Accepting change and adapting is an artform to continually exercise.
. The research will never stop. Reading, journaling, filing-- those habits will never stop unless you quit. There is so much to learn about this world and never forget that knowledge is power. All disciplines have guided my every step to here.
. Passionate people will often be misunderstood: by society, loved ones, and even one's own self. Trusting in the process is more than half the battle. Trusting in yourself is the full battle. Never stop believing in what you do!