I haven't really made a post on here in a while, and I figured why not make an update. There are some tasks I put upon myself that I work hard to live up to, and some that I completely lose track of. Posting on this site certainly falls under the latter category. Most of my updates to social media (which aren't THAT frequent anyways) are either on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. If anyone reads this and is curious or wants to get to know me, just look up my name and I shouldn't be too hard to find.
The thing that made me decide to post on here is that I was checking out the roster of guardians as it stands on the forum (I made guardian again!!!) and I realized "man, I haven't updated my profile in a long time". So I just recently decided to upload some of my more recent RTX-related pictures (I hadn't posted any since 2015, so I had two years' worth of selecting my favorite pics to upload). Then I decided, why not make an update too, so here we are.
I checked out the most recent journal entries I'd made and honestly, I'm sad that the Monty tribute won't be at the very top. I've reposted that the last couple of years to other social outlets and it always reminds me of happy things (and that I'm not that shitty a writer when anxiety starts to hit).
The next most recent was regarding the title of The Last Jedi, which has already been out for months. Such a polarizing movie; people either loved it or hated it, nothing in between. I really enjoyed it. I'm not gonna say its my favorite star wars movie but I thought it was certainly in the upper half of stronger entries. They gave Kylo Ren and Luke really interesting development that was just fun to watch.
Scrolling even further down, I read through my "general update". Feels like several years since I was in that mindset. I had no idea what was coming as I posted that. Anxiety took me on a roller coaster throughout 2017. But to say I learned a lot from it all would be the understatement of my life so far. I feel like I grew a lot from last year and I feel much calmer and positive as I write this. I'm also in my third-to-last semester in college so here's hoping that mentality can stay. The vlogs I mentioned are still ongoing (although on a temporary hiatus while I figure out a new editing app on my new Google Pixel 2 which, thank God, is infinitely better than the iPhones I've had since 2010). I'm still growing as an editor, actor, writer, everything, and that process is helping me do that. I'm pretty much only posting the vlogs as a personal growth project at this point, though; I don't rally have an intention of trying to get famous through YouTube or anything. I am still striving to improve as an actor and writer, though, and I've gotten a lot more experience with that. After struggling all last year, I'm finally on another writing kick and I'm very happy with how my current project is turning out so far. I also started reading more (which is good because I'd been meaning to get away from staring at screens for so much of my days). I just finished Ready Player One last night; incredible book. Now I REALLY can't wait for the movie, which comes out in about a month and a half.
RTDFW is still going well. We recently decided to add new admins and we're gonna cycle out our current ones as the year goes on. We've all managed the community for over two years now and we all feel we're moving on to different stages in our lives, so we're making room for others to step up and keep the community going strong. Personally, it's one of the hardest decisions I've had to make. Since I founded the thing on December 1st, 2015 with some friends, it's been a huge part of my life. The RT community always meant so much to me, and now I'd had my own chunk of that to manage. But once I graduate, I expect I won't be staying in the Dallas area. I'm considering moving to Austin and if it works out well for my career, I'll stay there (I'd love to work as an actor with RT on a project when I go down there, but I'm trying not to hold my breath on that one). But if not, I'll do what I can down there and look elsewhere. Either way, I won't be in a position to keep managing RTDFW, with our constant in-person meetups. I am hoping to stay on as a mod or a just-online admin so I can still stay connected, though. So we'll see how all that works out. Community is still going strong though, so if anyone's interested, be sure to check out our Facebook page.
And, finally, I MADE GUARDIAN AGAIN! Can't wait to rejoin all the friends I've made down at RTX 2018 again this year. No idea what exact team or assignment I'll have this time around yet, obviously. But I'm pumped! I adore any opportunity to make a difference and help out in this awesome community! I had the tremendous blessing of being placed on the PA team and assigned, with a team of 3 others, to Funhaus in my first year as a guardian in 2017. It was a surreal experience and I'll never forget all the great friends and memories I made. It'll be a tough RTX to top but I'm really, really looking forward to it.
Think that's enough for this oversized update. Not sure when the next time I'll post on here is but I've appreciated the beauty in living life more happy-go-lucky, playing things by ear, and all that. So maybe I'll spontaneously decide to post again really soon, or it could be another year, who knows. I'm just happy to have stuff more up-to-date on here. It's a very satisfying feeling.