If I Knew Then What I Know Now

So we have been talking about milestones a lot lately in the SGP chat. The blog has only been around 3 months and yet so many milestones have occurred (with so many others to come). It got me thinking about how far I've come since then as well. I reread my first blog and wanted to reprint it on here just so all can see how far I have come.

"I've decided to start a blog to log everything that I have and will go through in my quest to make it in the Film/TV industry. I'm not looking to be an actress or really anyone famous but I just want to make movies and TV shows that affect peoples lives like the movies and TV shows I watch do me. I have always had a secret desire to pursue something like this but never had the drive or determination to make it happen. After several years of soul search, skipping from college to college, and even moving away from home and back I've finally decided that I have to follow my heart and try to make it happen.

I realize that I am trying to make it in the toughest industry around but this is something that I have always wanted and I don't think I'll be truly happy until I at least give it a shot. That is why I have named this blog SoCal Here I Come. Everyone who wants to break in starts in LA and that's where I am headed, after I finally get through with school.

So the start to this journey begins January 28th through and online degree program through Full Sail University for a Bachelors in Entertainment Business. These plans are a little different than my orignals but due to the current economic situation in this country I could not afford to move to Orlando, FL right now and start the Bachelors in Film that I wanted. So as I do I am reevluating and readjusting to work things out.

This degree will start me in the industry while I can make money at a job here, if I can find one. That is another part of why I didn't move. I've been out of work since October and just recently filled or unemployment. So a couple of months of no income have not helped me at all. I have a job interview on Monday for a manager in training position with Car-Mart. Its a salary postion that should help me pay the bills and save up at the same time.

Since I was out of high schoool I've been quietly writing screenplays. My first attempt was horrible and was deleted from my computer recently but since finally deciding to go through with this the creative jucies have been flowing more freely and I am almost done with the first draft of my first screenplay as well as have a notepad full of ideas for more. I have never in my life been more inspired to do something or following it through.

So here is my blog to post my thoughts and ordeals as I swim these raging waters they call the entertainment industry."

Since this post on January 3, 2009 I have started a new job at 40/29, decided to move to Wilmington, finished my first screenplay (with interest in it), started my second screenplay, rediscovered my passion for photography, found an spark inside myself to push on, and finally took myself out from behind the camera and placed myself in front of the world.

Big things have happened in 3 months and big things are going to continue to happen. I'm so glad that I have this blog to remember all of the little details that would have been lost forever without it. 


Megan March 24, 2009 at 8:03 PM  

awww that's so cool!!!! Yay for you, Kim!!

niamh March 24, 2009 at 8:03 PM  

wow, seems like you've had a productive couple of months! Keep us updated on how things go... :)

Kaitlin March 24, 2009 at 8:29 PM  

Kim, way to take the reigns! I'm so excited to hear about how all your projects progress! Thanks for being so open in sharing all your big landmarks!

Karen March 24, 2009 at 11:20 PM  

That's awesome! Really.

Anonymous March 25, 2009 at 12:42 AM  

And it's pretty awesome that you're taking us along with you on your journey!!

Lily's Poet March 25, 2009 at 9:47 AM  

Wow! That's so great Kim! Good luck and thanks for sharing your journey with us...

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I'm a 24 year old girl who is taking a change in direction and going to school online through Full Sail University seeking a bachelors in Entertainment Business. I'm working towards being a screenwriter/producer/director anywhere in the TV or Film industry.