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    six weeks, many adventures, zero blog posts

    Welp, six weeks have gone by and I’ve managed to do a whole hell of a lot in that time, none of which was post an actual blog. Whoops! On this first of the month, I started thinking about what a busy four weeks I have ahead and I said to myself, “Self, you know who’d be interested in that? People who read my blog, that’s who.” And then I looked at my last post date and was all, “Oh, that is if there are any left…” (Who am I kidding? I’d be writing this whether you’re reading or not!) Before I get to what I’m up to in October…

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    The Shape of This Thing

    Though I left my last employer at the end of February, I only formally announced my latest professional endeavor a couple of weeks ago. Which means in the intervening weeks and months, I didn’t really have a lot going. Sure, I was working here and there. And I did take a trip to Paris. But generally speaking, I was existing from day to day without much of a schedule. For most of that time, I didn’t wake up with any kind of alarm other than my own internal clock (and sometimes, my annoying cat). Any day could be a lazy, binge-heavy couch day. Any day was just as likely to…

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    Alright, so we’re doin’ this.

    Over the last couple of months, I’ve been working on something. Yesterday, I finally put it out into the world. I officially launched 11th Street Lot, my one-woman marketing and publicity agency. It’s scary and thrilling and empowering and daunting, and I know it’s exactly the right next move for me. For years, I’ve been trying to hitch my wagon to a rocket ship. I’ve been looking for exactly the right professional fit, a job that allows me to do work I love with people who inspire me on a runway long enough to getting a running start towards the cosmos. And then one day I realized: why do I…

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    Coming Soon: Summer 2017

    summer move preview

    Last week, I got to see Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (spoiler alert: I really liked it). As it’s on its way to grossing $140M in its first weekend, we can officially declare Summer Movie Season 2017 open for business. If this gangbusters sequel is any indication, we’re in for a good few months. As always, this is nowhere near a comprehensive list of releases; instead, it’s just those several I’m looking forward to. Maybe you are, too?

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    Without Voice(work)

    Last spring, I made the decision to move back into the non-profit world, a career decision but also a personal one. I was ready to be back in film festivals, in the space I know and love so well without the burdens of the private sector. The change meant a new commute, new coworkers and, perhaps most daunting of all, a rather significant pay cut. I looked at my circumstances closely and decided I could swing it financially, especially if I was able to get back into doing voicework on the side. Since about 2007, I’d had an agent via Indianapolis, and even while I was in Utah and New…

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    On Queue

    Over my holiday break, I made an effort to keep busy. Between projects around my apartment and adventures around town, I mostly succeeded. I also made a resolution to put a dent in my Netflix queue, that all-too-often ignored list of films and series I’m interested in watching…someday. I made a simple deal with myself: watch something on my queue (which felt like a chore), then watch something else (usually new or new-to-me and therefore shiny! exciting!). One for one, a simple bargain to knock out a bunch of stuff I’ve been meaning to watch forever. Turns out, I found a few gems in there. And considering everyone and their…