Week 2

This week has been freaking INSANE!

The good news is, I’m working on my first 2 out of 12 producing gigs. Yay! I also booked/will work on my first SAG gig of the year! YAAAAY!!!

The bad news is, my sleep pattern is so effed up. I’ve been having the weirdest dreams lately. Such as, a blonde kid in a red, plaid shirt lighting everything on fire while I try to run away. Yeah. Weird.

Aside from the weirdness, everything is going well. I’m very happy for the busyness and the work.

The one thing I learned this week?

The 2nd week of working out is the hardest. Because the 2nd week is when you realize this isn’t a fun thing to do every now and then. Ooooooh no! The 2nd week is when your brain says, wait WHAT?! We are doing this for the rest of our lives?? Like, it’s actually a lifestyle change?!

Yes, Brain. Yes. This is forever and once we get past week 2, we will be okay.

Bring it on, Week 3!

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Production #1

So I’ve got my first (and potentially 2nd) paid producing gig. It’ll be all back to back before mid-February, so I’ve gotta get the gears going.

The first is a marketing video for a conference.

The second is a video that links to marriage advice/counseling. My friend, Phil, started this awesome non-profit called Marriage Pressure Points to help couples build a stronger approach to their marriage via positivity and communication. Whether you’re in a relationship or not, I highly recommend checking out the site!

I’ve also got another gig in the works with my friend, Carole. It’s the 3rd season of our web series, Bethany! Although, it’s not paid, it still technically counts as one of the dozen production gigs. Would counting all 8 episodes individually and saying I did 8 out of 12 be cheating? Lol.

Welp! Today is my first day “off” in a while, so I have to find the balance of working on pre-production for everything, planning for photography, working on acting stuff, and get the house in order.

But my body just wants to nap all day if I’m being completely honest…

Lemon Tea!

My new favorite drink that I wanted to share with you! It’s very simple and (to me) very tasty! Due to what I believe may be a sugar addiction (but more on that another day), I always crave flavored drinks. Which, as you can imagine, can/will lead to poor drink choices.

Recently my husband told me about his co-worker drinking lemon water/lemon tea.

1 cup hot water + 1/2 a small lemon squeezed into it. Bam. Lemon tea.

Oh. My. Gosh.
Why did I not think of this before?! I love citrus! I love being warm! It’s the perfect combination!

I’ve been drinking it for about a month and I find it’s a good substitute for sugary drinks on those days that I’m really craving something sweet or savory.

So there you have it, folks. Lemon tea. Give it a shot and let me know what you think.

Lemon Tea Akira Sataka

I’d also like to give a shout out to Akira Satake. The amazing ceramics artists who fashioned this lovely tea cup that my husband and I now fight over.
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52 Rolls

This blog is filled with what sound like baking references, but that’s not what 52 Rolls is about.

My friend and co-worker, Blake, has a 2015 goal to shoot 52 rolls of film this year. One a week. How cool is that?!

Check out Blake’s Blog!

He’s also featured on 52Rolls.net which have other like-minded photographers.

Go Blake!