The Holidays are here again, and I feel totally Scrooged over. From my West Texas apartment, there's not a snowflake in sight, it's not even sweater weather, and no present is expected to be coming in or going out of the premises. That's okay though, I've got gratitude.
Having just finished coordinating and judging a well-known short film competition, I have learned a great many things about the ingredients of a quality short film and where it can all fall apart before you even click the submit button.
Vocal is a great site for writers for numerous reasons. There are few other outlets as accessible, friendly and easy to get started with, not to mention free, out there today. It's the perfect place to practice your writing skills and see what niche's you thrive in before starting your blogging/freelancing career, but it can also be a great way to get a little cash on the side.
Professional success and prestige are often related to men. When it comes to cinema,the same isrepeated, that is, we see many narratives extolling male achievements and few films about strong women with female protagonism. However, there are stories that show another vision and serve as inspiration for the female audience.
On November 26th this year, you'll likely be seated around a table (with whichever number of people is appropriate ATM) feasting on comfort foods with your family. Family members who, I need not remind you, have various personality types. It can be catastrophic at times and it can be beautiful. As you pass around the stuffing, remember: every enneagram number has their unique strengths. I am choosing to be appreciative of the differences. In honor of Thanksgiving, here is why I am thankful for each personality!
At one point we were all wearing diapers, still figuring out how to train our tongue to wrap around the word "mommy," and "daddy." At one point we were being coddled and we didn't understand what boundaries were. At one point we all blinked for too long and by the time we opened our eyes again we were pushed out into the real world (whatever that means) with sensitive bodies, overwhelmed minds, and plates filled with responsibilities and expectations. We're not babies anymore.