It’s been an incredible past year. I moved out of my parents home, I went out of the country for the first time, I had my first taste of alcohol, I joined the Cinematographers Guild, I worked on my first union movie, I worked on the Warner Bros Lot, I got paid to fly on a chartered flight, I bought a van, I moved into a van, and in two weeks I’m going to Japan!
If you read that list it sounds like an incredible successful year and it has been. But I’ve noticed that it has all gone by so quick and there hasn’t been much time for me to think on it or to decompress what happened or what is happening.
Because of this I have decided that I am going to start doing morning pages again. This was a practice that I did in high school and I found that it helped me decompress on a daily basis. And even though I rarely read my old morning pages writing it is very helpful to be forced to slow down every morning and to do a ritual of writing for 30+ minutes.
This morning was the first time that I sat down and did my morning pages in a year. It was hard! 3 pages is a lot but after I finished I felt so good! It is such a wonderful way to start the day.
I am going to start sharing some of my morning pages on this blog. Even though right I only a couple hits a day I feel it will be a good practice. It won’t be a lot but it will be thoughts from my morning pages.