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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Change Is the Only Constant

Life is a constant embarrassment.

Bounce back and move on.

I just jaunted and returned from a short shoot in Wisconsin and have been having trouble taking care of basic life things. The mundane, the everyday. If it's not work, hiking, or analyzing, I'm not motivated. Laundry, mail, going to the bank, eating. I do them, but only after great force. I'm not generally an embarrassable type, but now constantly in my own head not adventuring, I can't help but feel embarrassed at ways I've acted, or rather, reacted in the recent past. Embarrassed by things I've felt. Embarrassed by my present inability to do regular life things. My friend, writer Steven Boone, sent this to me this morning in response to an existential conversation we've been having. Best example of the idea above.

Maestra Masina showing us the full gamut of life and emotion in these 6 minutes.

As Boone warns, IF you've never seen Fellini's *Notti di Cabiria*, DO NOT WATCH THIS CLIP now.

Grow or wallow. We all have a choice.
Rinse and repeat.

"Life is change. Growth is optional. Choose wisely." -Karen Kaiser Clark

"Change is the only constant." -Heraclitus
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Thursday, July 12, 2012

To Live & Fuck Up in LA

"I am seeking. I am striving. I am in it with all my heart." -Vincent van Gogh

I've been in LA nearly 9 months now. And it's been a good time: open, productive, inviting. I've loved LA. I love LA. It took 3 visits to stick, but it feels like home. And during these 9 months, I have made an unseemly number of blunders. One after another. My time in LA has essentially been a long series of wonder and fuck-ups layered together.

9 months: a dense, condensed fish bowl experience of "normal" time. Almost like a college "year." Slightly unreal but also full of the hard lessons--the ones you need to learn.

I have made mistakes on the job, with friends, with others, and mostly with myself.

On the Wall
© 2012 Jennifer Anise
And that's life for you. Missteps. Good times. Change. Growth. Recognizing your hindering patterns. Deciding to change (them).
I've mentally chalked these 9 months as a gestation period, in the hopes that I'm about to emerge fully (re-)formed. An Athena springing forth from Zeus's head. Jennifer 3.0.