"I'd say my coaching style is centered around fundamentals, with an emphasis on fun. And a second emphasis on... mental." - Andy Dwyer (Parks & Recreation)
Change. It’s consistent and it’s inevitable. It pushes us, pulls us, lifts us and drops us into new places, new situations and sometimes, deep uncharted waters – but isn't that what it's all about? Some of us fight the change, others embrace it. This is my first blog entry from a new home, and these thoughts have been dwelling in my mind for a few weeks now. I’ve just been so busy moving things and settling in on top of work and everything else that I haven’t had a real moment to sit and collect myself. Finally. I have found the time to get this one out.
So, yeah. New place. Same little town. Different residence. I moved out of my apartment on Main Street in North Wilkesboro, NC (where I’ve been for the past three years or so) and into an old house (duplex) with my girlfriend up on E Street. I like to think we just moved onto Easy Street! Because you’d have to be some kind of dumb not to connect those dots, and you know what? I think it's gonna live up to the hype. Things already feel easier. Things feel as if they’re syncing up.
For those of you that might be wondering, we’re still working through kinks in production on our film, Last Night Out, but making great progress, I feel. The rough cuts on the scenes we do have, look awesome. Contracts are being worked out for our Screenplay, Otto, of which we hope to have available to the public very soon. I have a handful of ideas for new works to be written, and a new cozy nook to write them in. That’s actually where I’m sitting now, surrounded by the warm glow of an Edison bulb. It just feels amazing, honestly. Although, I wouldn’t mind having Becca nearby - I do miss that bundle of sweetness when she’s not around. It’s just not quite as warm and nowhere near as comfortable.
The rain outside isn’t helping matters…
I’m really excited about this change. This was a good move for me, and I got here by merely following my gut and my instincts as I’ve spoke about doing in many of my previous blogs. I’ve never in my life felt more at peace or more wonderfully curious about the days ahead. I also have to say that I feel remarkably more creative than I have over the past year or so. Creativity is more fleeting than one might imagine. But IF YOU COULD IMAGINE how fleeting creativity might be, then you’re doing damn well in the creativity department, so stop worrying. Hahaha – now, that was a clever statement!
Becca and I actually had a conversation here recently, about how we feel that a lot of people do not tune into their instincts or tap into energies that are flowing around us all. Surrendering to the enigmatic flow of the universe and the unseen forces of this world isn’t an easy thing to do, maybe. But from my personal experience, once it’s been done, you’ll find that it’s the only way to get by. No matter how you label that blind faith or guidance, you just have to trust that things will work out the way they need to work out. Just be a good person, make smart decisions, put out good vibes, mean what you say and say what you mean.
I love this house. I love you, Becca Baird. I love my family and my friends. I’m hoping this wave crashes onto a beach as beautiful as the ride has been.
I'll be drinkin' milk, eatin' tiramisu and watching Parks & Rec for the remainder of my awakeness. So...
Good night out there,
- Jared C. Shumate