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When You’re Thirty-Four

According to my father, I haven’t written in a long while and, to be honest, it didn’t feel that long. My last post was on September 19th. A few days later I turned 34 years old. So, I figure today I should talk about my 34th year as a human.

If you know me personally, you would know that my thirties started off rather rough. Each year as been a bit better, but year 34 was something special. It started in September, off the heels of my first trip ever to Europe. I came back, rejuvenated – zen almost. I felt alive for the first time in a very, very long while. I began to write. I wrote some scripts, produced a few videos for myself – finally entered the Doritos Crash the Superbowl contest!

As 2012 turned into 2013, changes at work were beginning to take shape. I tried for years to prove my capabilities were compiled of much more than video production, but this year someone let me out of my cage. The first half of the year, I was put through the test and by July I would call myself Mr. Manager – Content Manger, to be precise.

Around this time I started to watch a TV show that I’ve wanted to write badly about since it ended last weekend – Breaking Bad. It had been a while since fictional TV grabbed my attention, but this show broke all of my expectations. When it began in 2008, I heard the premise and felt Hollywood had really ran out of ideas. If you haven’t heard of Breaking Bad, it’s about a high school chemistry teacher who after learning he will die of cancer, decides to use his chemistry expertise to make meth so he can leave money for his family when he dies. If you’re still not convinced, I don’t blame you but 5 season later I consider this to be the most perfect television show to have ever exist. It never let up and it ended in poetic fashion. It has set the bar and I don’t see being rivaled anytime soon. In the middle of finishing the final season of Breaking Bad, Reanna and I took an extended vacation to Yosemite.

The 10 days, 4 of them backpacking in the wilderness, was peaceful. It was calming and revitalizing. You can see my pictures from this trip here. I had recorded these bad ass video updates, but after vacation, my trend of working freelance continued and I’ve been busy ever since. Soon, I be starting a more personal freelance project, one that will keep me busy for a while. Since I’m going to be more in control of my deadlines, so I’ll be able to write again. I’ll also be able to fill my imagination with books and movies.

Speaking of movies, you should go see Gravity. See it in 3D. It’s rejuvenated my love for cinema. The story is pared down … there’s basically two characters/actors the whole film … but when the visuals, the sound, and the music all come together – it all fills the empty spaces. For the first time in a very long time, I cared about the characters. I was in the movie deeper than any other movie I’ve seen in ages. I could never recommend a movie as much as this one.

So what does all this mean? Well, I don’t know. That’d your job. Mine is to just jot all this down so it lives forever. So other than that, I hope to talk more often soon.