2016

An Ocean of possibility is as terrifying as it is exciting

Every January I get a big rush of energy to take on the world and all of it’s opportunities, but this year I almost feel overwhelmed by the ocean of potential in front of me.

How about you guys? Are you feeling excited, overwhelmed, indifferent or something in between?

I was wandering around YouTube and I came across this Sci-Fi animated short that managed to capture exactly how I feel about life right now. Have a peek, and then I’ll elaborate.

And as a very important side note: This short is absolutely gorgeous!

Deep thoughts and TMI time.

So, life, like the world this film is set in,  is as beautiful as it is dangerous.

Everyday when I pop online I’m excited and thrilled that you guys visit me here and read my many ramblings. It’s good to know that there are so many fantastic people out there who are as thirsty for creative horror as I am. And currently, I’m trying to make this blog, my artwork (and a few other side ventures) into at least some sort of an income stream.

I’ve been taking classes and learning about how to do that all though last year and this year I feel like I finally have the tools in hand to get things moving in the right direction.

And I know it would be easy to be swept away with the daily grind, like the clock collecting man was. To keep my eyes on the end goal and dispassionately pursue the essentials.

But then I would entirely lose what the whole point of writing here was in the first place. To share and collaborate with other horror makers.

Or, on the opposite end of the spectrum, it would be just as easy to get so caught up in my own world that I forget about those needs, as the little girl was.

Time, my friends, is precious. And we have to remember that, and find a way to balance our survival with enjoyment.

So, balance is the thing I will strive for most this year. To keep my feet on the ground, my head in the the clouds, and my heart in making horror.

What do you hope to achieve this year? What are you afraid of tripping yourself up on?

 

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