It was incredible. It’s finals week here at Columbia and I move back to West Michigan in 7 days, so the stress is building. Hardcore.
But tonight revitalized me. I was able to breathe for the first time in awhile.
I’m not a hundred percent sure why, but I think it had a lot to do with the people I was working with.
Camille being one of them, my best new-found Chicago friend.
Follow her. She’s pretty awesome. Seriously.
But also, this group of girls I’m doing a documentary on. They run a non-profit charity here in Chicago called See the Change. Be the Change. They do some really awesome stuff, very inspiring. Genuine people doing genuine things. I’ve been looking for people like this in my life.
Film is great and rare is a time where I’d rather be doing something else, but every once in awhile, the gears that keep me running start to grind, click and chip, if that makes sense. So, I really need people like this; I need people projects like this; to keep me rolling, to keep me interesting, to keep me fresh, both artistically, and spiritually. Because doing the same thing over and over again will eventually kill me.
Sidebar: I’m not a religious guy, but there is something that (it may sound cheesy) brightens my soul to see real people do real good, and keeps my gears clicking.
I could wish for nothing else.
Also: Updates like this are going to become more frequent.
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