Thursday, April 29, 2010

Mr. Miller Strikes Again.

"...God gives life to you to live, and you can either tell meaningful stories or boring stories. We can’t wait around anymore for God to make something happen in our lives, meanwhile we shop at Bed Bath and Beyond. The truth is, God gives you wisdom and direction and morality and His presence and support, and then asks you to live, to conquer, to risk and experience the whole of life. People grow when they are in motion." - Don Miller
I wish that Don Miller didn't make me think so much because, frankly, thinking hurts.  And usually, thinking leads to pondering, and pondering to considering. And once you start considering, say, the state of your life and how these new thoughts could be put into action to change the state of your life, dangerous things start to unfold.

Things like change.

Now, read the quote again. Go on, I'll wait for you.

Let it sink in a bit. For me, at least, those are terrifying words to read. Because I like shopping. Okay, not just shopping, but rather hoping that God will make things happen while I "wait on Him." Actually living my life is one of the scariest things for me. I don't like risks.

But apparently, we're supposed to actually do something with our lives. As in use action verbs. So we can experience and grow.

Hmmm...I guess it's time to force myself off the couch and start learning to tell meaningful stories.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Frenzying Away

Hello, Blogland...

I see from the date that it's been a month since my last update...oops. It's April, and this year that means that I am in the process of slogging through the writing of my very first feature length screenplay. I'm participating in a program called Script Frenzy (see my little icon over here ----->) in which the goal is to complete 100 pages of script in 30 days. Sound familiar? It's a program from the same group as National Novel Writing Month, which I attempted to participate in last November.

Anyway, this project is already going significantly better than the novel attempt - I actually have a plot and dialogue and interesting characters! And a good number of pages...although I am currently a little behind schedule, which means I should go back to working on that rather than blogging. :)

Before I go, though, I thought I'd let you know (because I know you're all wondering!) that I finally found another job! I'm working at a movie theater in town, and so far, so good. I've been there almost a week. Ha. Anyway, I will now be spending my summer selling popcorn and smiling a lot, and I can now officially say that I have my first job in the Film Industry. Hey, it's a foot in the door, right? The guy on our training videos said that Julia Roberts even started by working at a movie theater...