Since last time I’ve left Norway and arrived on campus to start my senior year at Augustana. It’s crazy how fast these past two years have gone by! Well, I could probably go on and on reflecting over those two amazing years, but that’ll have to be a subject for another post. The point is that it feels great to be back, and I’m excited to take on this school year!
I’ve also been thinking a lot lately, about the near and distant future, and everything else (10-hour flights across the Atlantic are great for that sort of reflecting) As a result, I’ve come to the conclusion that I’ll have to change things up a bit. I have a tendency to take on tons of projects at the same time, which I think is a good thing, but to continue doing that I’ll have to eliminate or moderate some things from my life.
Last semester I took 16 credits at school, worked as a section editor in the yearbook, was involved in the Augustana theatre, trained for a half-marathon, updated the blog/social media frequently, attended film events/screenings, did several TV/radio/paper-interviews, and fundraised money for film festivals — while also trying to have a social life. That was a lot!
I’ve realized that this wonderful thing called film is incredibly time-consuming, and if I want to pursue that further, I’ll have to make some changes:
– I’ll stop chasing performance with my training, because in the filmmaking world it doesn’t matter how fast I can run a marathon, and when placed on top of everything else I do, it exhausts me and keeps me from doing other things. I’ll stay in shape, but without the extreme commitment I’ve had in the past. My six-week exercise quarantine really opened my eyes about that!
So why am I telling you this? Well, because my next point directly affects you.
– I’ll moderate my activity on social media (Instagram: marialavelle1) I’ll only post stuff when have time and really want to. The same goes for blogging. I would all recommend you to click on the subscribe button up in the right column ——>
That way you can stay tuned without having to stop by the blog twice a day — It’ll let you know when I post something new!
I hope you all have a wonderful first day of fall!