I’m on the fourth month of my Los Angeles adventure and I have to admit it has been a bit of a roller-coaster ride. Change is hard, no matter who you are. Our brains simply don’t like it and they tend to freak out as soon as we leave the safe and secure zone of “but I’ve always done it this way!”
The process so far has been: “Ooh, ahh this is amazing” followed by “Oh my God, this place is insane, what am I doing here? then on to “I guess it’s not so bad, and the Mexican food is great.”
Los Angeles is a town where everyone is always pitching –
their screenplay, tv show, movie, music – you name it, so here’s my pitch: a
middle-aged New Zealand woman wins a green card and moves to Los Angeles to
chase her dream of becoming a screenwriter.
You know who you are, you have content to create, deadlines to meet and new projects on the horizon. Meantime, your website hasn’t been updated for a year, who knows when you’ll finish that blog post, and who has time for social media?
It’s a fast-paced world being a creative and often getting content out the door is your only focus, but you need to build your profile and keep it out there – and there are only so many hours in the day.
I have a lot of landscape photos that are just okay – a bit bland, so I decided to start playing with them using filters and adding in images. I’m pretty pleased how this turned out so going to do some more!