I have commitment issues.
Or at least, I used to. I used to keep bouncing back and forth between wanting to edit and wanting to be in some form of "helping" profession: physical therapy, EMT, life coach, etc.
A few years ago I finally bit the bullet and went all in on Editing. Am currently nearing the end of grad school and looking for work in my chosen field.
And while I had made peace with it, there was part of me that always felt I had made the selfish choice.
The other night I was dealing with some personal issues that were bringing me down, on top of my already high working-while-going-to-grad-school level stress.
I hit a wall. Nothing felt good and I didn't like anything I was doing on my class project.
So I decided to take a break and watch a movie. Not having a lot of time means I tend to watch more TV than movies lately. So this was a splurge.
Sleeping With Other People is a pretty standard romantic comedy. Has engaging characters and some interesting choices, but nothing that really veers much from the formula.
But here's the thing...that's not necessarily a bad thing.
Because when I finished watching that movie I felt 100 times better. It did what it was supposed to do. It entertained me enough that I could escape my world and visit theirs for a while.
And that's when I realized:
Making movies, telling entertaining stories...it IS a helping profession.
And I'm doing exactly what I'm supposed to be doing.
Chris babbles about movies,pop culture, life, and weird stuff that occurs to her. Oh, and occasionally something useful happens.