Things are going really great right now. Relatively speaking, comparing myself to anyone else living anywhere else in the world, things are always going really great for me. I have an awesome apartment and a sweet dog and a fun job and a lot of time to work on my creative endeavors. Something really kicked loose this week. After a year of living in my apartment, I finally organized everything in it, including something that has always been a Gordian Knot for me…my shoot clothes. I finally buckled down and handled that shit. You know a place for everything and everything in its place. Drawers and labels and organizers and hangers and ergonomics. Not sure what the resistance is for me when it comes to that kind of stuff, but it’s not my strong point.
When I was in the sixth grade they gave us an assignment, build a rocket and fly it for a grade, or write a research paper on rocket science. I opted for the research paper, I just didn’t want to risk getting paired with someone that didn’t know what they were doing or a failure to launch that would effect by G.P.A. It’s funny, I’m the opposite of that these days. I’d argue that despite all of my character defects, whatever they may be, one of my greatest strengths is that I’ll always put myself out there and take a risk if I think the future is riding on it, and I will always bet on myself to win. I’m never afraid to take on something, I’ve come to trust that I can learn how to do anything and that I have the critical thinking skills to be decent at it…I’ve also learned that the world rarely demands perfection.
I’m almost done with the outline for the graphic novel I’m working on and then it will be time to turn it into a script, trying to take it one step at a time and not be overwhelmed. I’m shooting the first episode of web series as well and working on an essay about when I hatched a Botfly out of my abdomen for a storytelling show…you know, stuff…and there’s more on the horizon…I’ve also been training five days a week with a boxing coach which has kind of pulled everything else in my life together like a drawstring on a ruck sack.
This week on Observations with Sovereign Syre I’m super excited to have Kyle Hill on OBSERVATIONS. He’s the science editor or at Nerdist Industries and he’s like unicorn. Super cute, super smart, super charismatic…so all the things you want in an ambassador to the sciences. I was excited to have someone on that I could talk to about ideas. I have a lot of ideas about the way our culture interacts with science. We talked about whether GMOs and vaccines are bad for you, if vitamins and cleanses are good for you, and why it is that people have such a hard time understanding the results of scientific studies. Strap in. This is a fun one!
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