I Am Thankful.

Ello everyone,

HAPPY THANKSGIVING

Everyone should always give thanks and be gracious all year round, but let’s be honest, not many of us express that. So even if you are not with family or just with friends or you may be working (which I’m sorry if you are) maybe we can take a moment to give thanks to people, things or just even general thanks to everything in your life.

Here are a few things I am thankful for this 2017 Year:

  • I am thankful for my parents and their love and support.
  • I am thankful for my brother even if he does annoy me, he is my brother and I can’t imagine life without him.
  • I am thankful for my tia’s and tio’s even if I don’t see them all the time, I know their love is endless
  • I am thankful for my friends who still keep in touch with me and want me in their lives. No matter if we may not always talk or get a chance to see them when we visit, I am forever thankful for them and everything they do.
  • I am thankful for living with my parents and not being able to pay rent. Financially I have grown but I am still learning a lot about savings and financial independence which I have not yet reached.
  • I am thankful for all my cousins far and near.  I love and support them and will forever.
  • I am thankful for having opportunities to be apart of a film industry in all aspects and to grow as a filmmaker.
  • I am thankful for the new friends I make through networking and through new projects to come.
  • I am thankful that I get to grow at my pace and even if my goals have not all been met or reached in the timeframe that I had hoped, I know I will get there and that it’s all about the journey I take, not just the destination.
  • I am thankfully for all the experiences and learning curves I needed to go through, even if at the time it felt like the world was ending or that I couldn’t do it anymore, I know I needed this to grow as a human being.
  • I am thankful that I am alive and that I get to grow and maneuver through life with the best people around me.

Hope you get a chance to be thankful this day and to tell the people just how much you love them. I am thankful for everyone who gets a chance to read this post and I hope it inspires you to live the best life you have.   Thank you for the love and support. ❤

xoxo Alyssa G

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Getting Back Into It

Hi Everyone

Yes, It’s been a while …. shit.  I have been taking very small baby steps getting back into my creative groove that I had going before everything just faltered down. It has been slow… very slow for that matter. I don’t want to rush into it because it feels like every time I rush into my creative process, I seem to fall back and things just never get done.

I DO NOT WANT THAT TO HAPPEN AGAIN!

So how do I get back into being motivated by my creative content? I get inspired. I go and look on Instagram, Pinterest, and any articles that talks about creative content, life and staying focus on the goals that I wish to accomplish.  My favorite definitely has been Pinterest. I have 2 boards full of quotes and life statements that I sometimes just like to scroll through and look at them.  It helps to really reflect on my life at this moment and what I can and will do as I grow into my career and life goals.

Here are just a few of my favorites from my Life Lessons Board:

Here are a few from my Quotes Board as well:

 

Hope this inspires people to get back to whatever they want to do. If you have any quotes or article you think I should read, let me know in the comments. I would love to check them out.

TTYL 

Alyssa G

Where Have I Been

That is a great question. I have been busy and not just the busy with tasks from TaskRabbit. I have been busy with filming. All of August I was working on a feature film called LOOK INTO THE FIRE. We made a 1 twenty-something page feature film in 15 days. 15 DAYS!!!!  

That is a lot to do in 15 days and I know Hollywood does it all the time, but as an independent film…it was difficult.

BUT WE DID IT!

For the full month of August, all I had on my mind was a film. I did have 2 small events for TaskRabbit that I had to attend too but other than that FILMING WAS EVERYTHING.

But Alyssa… where have you been now? The last post you made was at the end of May and it’s October!!! What have you been doing?

That is a very good question! I had been Tasking a lot but only with 2 clients at the time going back and forth with each other on different days. Then everything else…. Well fell through. I lost my mojo. 😦 Everything that went with filming youtube videos to posting anything….. Just sort of went quiet for me. I fell right into a rut and I stayed there for a little bit. Actually, once filming and major events slowed down, I have sort of stayed in that rut. 

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I do know what is keeping me in a rut or at least are contributing factors:

  • Struggling for work on TaskRabbit
  • Low $$ in my account
  • Creatively lost
  • Feeling helpless because I can’t support myself at the moment
  • Starting to overthink everything I do

Do any of you guys have any suggestions on how to get out of a rut? I would really like to go to a place and just relax and unwind. However, creatively I don’t know if that will help. I have started to actually write in a journal again just because I felt that maybe I should and it has helped me with my emotional state of mind.  I still exercise and run so every time I do that, I do feel better about myself and about my day. 

Do any of you all get into this situation? Any advice you can give me to help me out? I would love to hear how other creatives control their state of mind and just keep going even when you are in a rut.  Anyways, let me know and hope to hear from you all soon. 

TTYL   
~ Alyssa G