What I’ve Been Up To: April 2020

As I’m sure for many, the arrival of spring was not how I envisioned it would be. This has been a time for quiet solitude and learning to enjoy a more minamilist life.

Mood in Pictures

Writing

I’ve been making really good progress on my YA/Fantasy novel. Second draft of my outline is nearly complete and I plan to start writing the first actual shitty draft the first week of May. Pray for me as this is usually about the time I get stuck and want to light my computer on fire.

I’m also learning how to create a TV Show Bible for an idea I have in the works. Very different from writing a novel or short story but I like to work on it in between taking breaks from the novel.

I am really trying not to focus on an end goal with any of my work just what I need to do that’s right in front of me. Sometimes when I focus too much on finishing the project rather than creating the project it doesn’t turn out as good.

Watched on Youtube

The BBC’s Most Controversial TV Show – Inside A Mind

I had no idea that this happened and it apparently had people claiming it gave them PTSD.

 

Jimmy Fallon’s Talk Show Debut – 2/18/99

Blown away at how young Jimmy Fallon is here!

 

Folgers Coffee Brother & Sister Home For Christmas 2009 Christmas TV Commercial HD

No one who worked in this commercial had any idea it would become famous for what appeared to be an incestuous relationship between a brother and sister in their ad. View the fully analysis here.

 

TRAVEL VLOG: SANTORINI, GREECE

 Binging Tess Christine’s travel videos

 

Things I’ve Learned This Month

  • Take breaks often before you burn out or else you will need to take longer breaks

  • Everything happens for a reason and everything happens at the right time

  • Actually slow down and appreciate things. Fresh air from an open window. A walk in the sun. A good conversation with a friend or family. Spring flowers blooming. Try to do this every day if you can, don’t forget and get caught up in life.

  • You are a work in progress and will be forever. You will never be done. Art is a work in progress and will never be done.  

Podcast I Listened To

The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith:

1917 – Krysty Wilson-Cairns

Toy Story 4 – Andrew Stanton & Stephany Folsom

 

Places I Went

The grocery store

My house

My balcony

 

Shows I Watched (Am Watching)

Gossip Girl Season 1

The Office Season 5

Movies I Watched

Good Will Hunting

This movie makes me want to cry. So well done. I love Robin Williams in this film.

Thor

Literally watched all 3 movies. Did not watch the Marvel movies in between and was somewhat confused at times. Loki is my future goth husband.

Meet the Parents

I remembered this being so hilarious as a kid but when I watched it again I felt stressed about Ben Stiller’s character constantly lying in the movie!!

Aladdin (2019)

 I had very high expectations – Aladdin is one of my favourite Disney movies of all time – but it just wasn’t my favourite live action remake!

What have you been doing to keep busy this month?

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