Hello Endings...

It's the beginning of the end. 2-ish weeks left of class, and I'm in crunch time! Just finished filming for my film workshop class, which is a behind the scenes video featuring Mont Lamm events. I was able to shoot footage during a wedding they had this weekend, following Shannon, the owner and coordinator around as she worked. I'm actually quite excited to start editing and see the finished product! While the whole experience has been majorly stressful, I think it's all coming together. I'm not out of the woods yet, but God is so good to me, and he has provided me ample opportunity, just in the last few days, to accomplish this job.

Now, as far as Portfolio class goes, it's easy going at this point. I just published a behind the scenes video of myself working, and with a few added touches, I think it's something I'd actually use on my site. My website is done, and I love it! With the exception of my logo lady getting Covid and having to quit the job, it's got all the improvements and changes I planned for! The sad part about my logo, is that I really LOVED what she did!!! But, she is out for the count for a bit. She agreed to work with me again over the summer, so I WILL have that logo, but it's not gonna be in time for the quarter. dang it.

Anyway, the final little bits and pieces are things like some final edits on the skies in my photos, skin retouching, and adding a few more pictures to my portfolio (cause I shot more, and I like what I got). I went form feeling very hopeless and overwhelmed last Friday, to feeling hopeful and excited this Tuesday evening. The biggest thing for me, at this point, is staying on task and remaining vigilant until Graduation day. Haha, no pressure? I'm so thankful for the work my professors have put into helping me succeed this quarter, I'm not sure where I'd be without it. Covid has been ROUGH and for someone who lives as far out as I do, it's been pretty difficult to balance the mixture of onsite and online, work, serving at church, and being a participant in my own home. But, as I said before, God is good, and he's given me great teachers who have walked me through this WILD time as best they can. I mean, my film professor, Marc, is working his butt off to make sure we all have the chance to film and direct a crew despite our lack of time. All three of my professors this quarter have been critical requirements for my success thus far. And even if, for some reason I don't get everything done, Romans 8 has the answer for me.

"And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose." Romans 8:28

Not an excuse to say "it is what it is", but a faithful promise and something I can rely on for peace as I enter into the final crunch time before I am truly done with school for the first time in 15 years. SHEESH!


cover photo credit to - Capture by Vanessa