This past week I had the opportunity to work on the set of a television production. I will admit that it was a lot of work. The hours were long, but I loved it. I had the chance to learn so much about the hustle of getting a television show ready for the network. This is something that I want to do and it reaffirms my passion for it. On the show there were three people that have lived some interesting lives. The show puts in perspective how uncontrollable circumstance can change a person. It also made me realize that life is too short to not be doing what you want to do.
I found that sometimes I might get in that habit where my comfort zone is the place that I want to stay in. Sure, I’ll that have spur of the moments where I’ll do something that I never expected to do. Once I finish that task, I’m back in that comfort zone, not wanting to do anything else until I get that urge. When I met these three people on set, they had a disability that happens to change their lives. They did go through some hardship, but they challenged themselves each and every day. They didn’t let their disability stop them from enjoying life to its fullest. On the show they did some incredible things that actually made my jaw drop. Watching them really open my eyes to the world. When I would talk to them, the positive that they sent out was mind blowing. I will admit that I would be a bitter person. Yet, these people move so far past that, that it made me reflect on my own life.
I know there are a lot of shows that are like this, but meeting the people in person made me think different. I realize that I’m not pushing myself to my fullest capability. There is so much that I want to do, yet I kind of put it on the back burn until that desire start to come through. I feel that I shouldn’t wait to do the things that I want to do, instead I should just take that step and just do it. It sounds so simple, but the crazy thing it is.
Now, I’m working on some projects that I really want to do. They are taking me out of my comfort zone, which is perfect. Sure, it gives me a little scare sometimes knowing that I’m doing something that is new to me. Still, I love the challenge of it. It shows to me that taking big risks is something that I can do. I would not have put myself into that mind space if it wasn’t for those three people that showed me the way. I want to thank them for opening up my mind and every new thing that I do is a dedicated to them.
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