The last few months have been challenging. Like most people in this country, I'm spending most of my time earning a living while sitting. In contrast, one of the things I love about production is that it is an active endeavor. Shooting means hauling equipment, clambering over obstacles for the best angle, getting a decent workout while getting paid, instead of sitting at a desk talking for hours on end, or writing in a chair. At least my 40 hour-a-week client is local, so I usually bike to work, taking the long way home to get my heart pumping.
The good news is that like the economy as a whole, I am making slow financial headway, although previous luxuries are now out of reach.
I was fortunate enough to kick off the month with a delightful Venice Beach walk with Carolisa Pomerantz which I capped with an ocean swim, in the soothing surf.
photo by Carolisa Pomerantz
I consider myself lucky that despite my travails I have the loyalty, love and friendship of somebody like her who puts up with my quirks but is unafraid in pointing out my flaws which sometimes boil to the surface unbidden.
August is the culmination of the summer and I do plan to take more advantage of the play time available which I need for a healthy balance to my busy work life. For now, the memories of a savored beach day will carry me through a long work week.
Luckily for me, the beach is less than a football field away from my home. In the next few weeks, I plan to frequent it more. Beach visits are within my meager budget.