Thursday, July 22, 2010

"Oooh! Project"


I have started a new project. This is one of my favorite things to do.
In exchange for creating videos for one of my marketing professors, I will own a Sony HD camera. :D
The first video is complete and was featured on our new management blog for Antioch, called the Antidote.

What do you think?

Antidotal Evidence: The Junk Food Tax from Atomic Tango on Vimeo.


Completing this video gave me a much needed sense of pride. I think sometimes (particularly after being unemployed for over a year) you need completion of a successful project to remind yourself of how great you are. (wow that didn't sound egotistical!) I guess I mean to say more humbly, that I had forgotten that I had skill and talent in some areas, and was starting to doubt myself. Seeing the finished product online made it hard to ignore that I was good at something.
I think this is normal. Unfortunately, I think some people doubt themselves for so long, and are so anxious about taking steps forward, that they stay in that area of self doubt for too long. Feeling unloved and unproductive can have detrimental effects!
Luckily, I have supportive, encouraging people around me. I like to think that I choose these people on purpose. I could just as easily choose self deprecating people who only fueled my negativity! These are all things I am becoming aware of on my path to self discovery, which is, of course, never ending. ;)

It may be a silly movie, but I think I relate to Cher in Clueless's attitude towards projects (Pismo Beach Disaster relief, hooking up her lonely teachers, making over her frumpy friend). They are necessary to our progression and development- however small or silly they may seem to others.
More thoughts and videos to come!
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