Feeling comfortable is a bad thing.
I don’t mean lying on the couch and eating your favourite comfort food, of course- relaxation is important sometimes. I’m talking about work. Ambition is often counteracted by the feeling of comfort. When this occurs, progress and growth slowly halts to a stagnancy. Even if you’re at the peak of what you do, there’s always something more.
Now, I’m most certainly not at the peak of what I do, but at this very moment nearing the end of the semester, I’m feeling comfortable with the amount of work I’ve completed. To the contrary of my statement above, this isn’t inherently a bad thing- only if I decide to keep working.
With winter break coming in no less than a week, there’s much to be done aside from eating turkey at family gatherings; I’m embarking on creating my own three course video meal, beginning with collaborating on a dance video with classmate Adam. This particular video will be shot in an afternoon or two, but only if the weather permits- and it seems the snow doesn’t want to slow down. Second to make is a music video for classmate Victoria. The lyrics of her song ‘Alice Cooperman’ relies heavily on the set of a bus. Winnipeg transit doesn’t exactly like when people don’t have insurance (especially highschool students), so we’re going to have to get creative on what to do. Third to conclude the meal is a small short-film project I’m working on with classmate Emily. With my experience from creating videos last year, the pre-production is easy, except finding actors. Once this key piece is completed, the actual creation of the video should be a smooth process.
Now, I may be looking forward to lying on the couch and eating, but that doesn’t mean I’m going to stop working.
Things are wrapping up. Only another blog to go,