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“We have to be continually jumping off cliffs and developing our wings on the way down.” – Kurt Vonnegut

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    Winging It: Finding Balance

    Since having my son almost two years ago, finding the balance between him, my husband, my friends, my family, my work, my health, my finances, and my creative projects, has been a bit of a struggle.

    Once I feel like I have it all down, the next day, it all falls apart.

    I don’t know if my life will ever be balanced to be honest, I don’t even know if that is realistic for me, but as long as I am able to strive for a balanced life, and am conscious of when my life feels out of balance, that is completely good enough for me.

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    I am Winging It

    It was author, Kurt Vonnegut who said: “We have to be continually jumping off cliffs and developing our wings on the way down.”

    Before having my first child a year and half ago, I was a driven, head on fire, individual. I chased my dreams and caught them.

    I woke up excited and hopeful. I set goals and I strived to be the best version of myself – in most areas of my life.

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    What’s Burning in You?

    Here’s to another week of our lives. Another 24-hrs. And another chance to be the best version of ourselves we know how to be.

    Today, I’m introducing a weekly video clip sent out at the beginning of every week, intended to lift us up for our week ahead.

    Throughout my entire life, I’ve always sought answers to life’s “biggest” questions

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    One Step Forward

    You simply have to put one foot in front of the other and keep going. Put blinders on and plow right ahead. – George Lucas

    This past weekend I celebrated completing my final shoot on a short film I started years ago. It feels good to be one step further along on that project. It’s amazing how actually taking a step forward gives you more energy than staying put.

    Have you realized that?

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  • BunmiLaditan


    On Monday of next week, the weekly Firebelly interview with The Honest Toddler creator,  Bunmi Laditan will be released. Bunmi created the The Honest Toddler Twitter feed which now has over 280,000 Twitter followers and her Facebook page >> over 198,000 followers. Since creating The Honest Toddler, she was offered a book deal, wrote a book, and is now in talks with producers who want to create a television series based on The Honest Toddler.

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    Happy 2014

    What are you hoping to accomplish in 2014? Is there a project you want to finally complete or maybe finally start?  Know that I’m pulling for you.

    I have to complete a major creative project this year, which I will tell you more about later. It’s overwhelming to think about, but I know it is just a matter of putting one foot in front of the other.

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    The best jobs are free

    How do you get your foot in the door of an industry, or a company, or with a specific individual you want to learn from? Work for free.

    My belief is that the best jobs are free.  Yes, you heard that right. At least at the beginning. Working for free absolutely jump-started my career.

    As a college student in Los Angeles, one of my first free gigs was working as an intern every week at MTV Networks. Once a week, I would grab my music and hop on the bus in Westwood. I remember looking out that bus window feeling like I could do anything in the world. I was so eager, passionate, and grateful that I lived, went to school, and worked in a city that was inhabited by such creativity.

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    My Creative Idol: Les Blank, A Godfather of Documentary Film

    W.W.L.D: “What Would Les Do?”

    When I moved back to California from Chicago in 2002, I went to my first Les Blank Retrospective at one of my favorite movie theaters, The Rafael, in San Rafael. I had been producing for a large television show back in Chicago and was eager to find my own voice, style, and expression through art and media. I had an intense craving (and still do) to seek people out

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    Tabula Rasa: Create You Now


    [from Merriam-Webster Dictionary: tabula rasa: 1. the mind in its hypothetical primary blank or empty state before receiving outside impressions 2. something existing in its original pristine state]

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