Sooo call me morbid, but I kinda love the post-apocalyptic scenario when it comes to storytelling. TV shows, movies, books, I’m not picky. To be honest, I didn’t even realize how much I enjoyed post-apocalyptic stories until one of my friends pointed it out. So, since I seem drawn to such a dark realm of storytelling (although I’ve yet to try my hand at it when it comes to original writing), I thought I may as well suck you in along with me 🙂
My writing partner, Jess, and I have been doing this writing thing together for almost seven years now (although I’ve been writing since I could pick up a pen and kind of sort of spell lol). We started with a thriller novel, and then we tried our pens at screenwriting and found our passion.
Over the years, we’ve penned a few scripts – rough drafts, mind you hahaha, but we’ve gotten a few stories done, start to finish. We’ve learned a lot, made a ton of stupid newb mistakes, found our combined voice, and fantasized about selling our scripts and seeing our movies come to life. But one of the biggest lessons we’ve learned to date is a fairly recent revelation…
I’m not gonna lie – I’ve had a pretty rough summer. There’s been some personal/health stuff that’s kept me busy and stressed. I was feeling disconnected from my new job, and like every day was a struggle. Not to mention finances aka the bane of my existence had me clutching my pearls and figuratively biting my nails (cause ew, I don’t actually do that). The last few months have been a challenge, and I was finding it easier and easier to kind of just let the struggle consume me and go into survival mode autopilot.
Gorgeous sunset over the Pacific Ocean. I miss it!
2018 has been a crazy freakin’ year for me, so although I’m a little ashamed at how long it’s been since I updated the ole blog, I won’t be too hard on myself. Here’s a quick update:
New Job Like Whoa
I left my old job at the end of February and started my shiny new remote job at the beginning of March. I’m now Director of Marketing at Hungry for Happiness, and it has been a crazy whirlwind of content creation, learning allll the things, helping to run a business, being super grateful I no longer have an insane commute, but also going more stir crazy than I anticipated. I’m actually now on my first real break since starting – I’m rounding out a bit of a long weekend that was sooo needed.
It’s taken me a couple of weeks to ease into the new year. I wanted to give myself the time and space to reflect on 2017 before getting into the 2018 mindset. Over the last couple of years, I’ve started to do a few various end of year/new year activities that have become my traditions.
To many, this is the most wonderful time of the year (you can pry my cliches from my cold, dead hands). Stockings are hung by the chimney with care, and also – shopping. Lots and lots of shopping. And gifts. Who doesn’t love getting gifts?! Still, for some of us, this time of year is filled with darkness. And dictatorship.
Dictator (noun): a person exercising absolute power, especially a ruler who has absolute, unrestricted control in a government without hereditary succession.
Hello, my name is Pam, and I’m a recovering Dictator O’ Christmas. And let’s be real, the only reason I’m in recovery is because I don’t live at home any more and my younger siblings are no longer under my rule. Still, there was a time, long long ago, when my dictator tendencies were infamous and revered.
It’s mid-December (say whaaaaat?!), and you know what that means…
Time to fix your eyeballs on your favorite holiday movies!
If you’re a fake!OCD freak like me, you may even have a trusty list of your go tos. And if you don’t, well, feel free to steal mine. Without further ado, I present to you my Christmas Movies Must Watch List: