To summarize a passage from Wherever You Go, There You Are, if we hope to go somewhere then we must first step from where we are currently standing to move in that direction, but if we don’t know where we are standing and starting from, we could potential walk in circles forever and never get to that somewhere.
So for that reason and posterity I thought it would be good to take stock of what I did in 2012 (not in exact order):
- Lived in 4 different cities in two states and two countries (thanks Eric, Molly, and Gilliam)
- Graduated with honors from Vancouver Film School
- completed “Growing Up” animated short film
- to date, has screened at 3 film festivals and won “Best Animated Short” at Louisville’s
- Placed 15th in February’s 11 Second Club
- made a silly video for BodyArmor sports drink
- Filmed and have almost completed a super secret trailer for a film idea
- Went to work for Encyclopedia Pictura guy’s new company: DIY
- Learned to sky dive
- Hang glide new (to me) sites: Dog Mountain (WA), Mattole (CA), Sylmar (CA), Yosemite (CA), Marina (CA) – and did my first loops this year
- made this for fun
- about to finish an entry into December’s 11 Second Club
- ran a 16:30 5k (placed 1st and ran my 7,000th mile)
2012 was incredible. I got to live, meet, hang out, fly, and work with a lot of great people and that’s what I’m most looking forward to in the coming year(s).
However trite it would be to condense a year in to one photo, the picture below comes close. I received the card on the left in 2010 after going through a tough time and have saved it as it has been a goal of mine to fly Yosemite. The photo on the right is when I flew Yosemite this year.