No it wasn’t the Oscars. And the most common fashion trend of the evening was jeans paired with flip flops, but I’d be lying if I didn’t tell you that I treated this night like it was my Oscar moment.
One week ago I found out a short film I made called Glimpses was selected to show in the San Diego Surf Ladies first annual short film festival called Board Shorts (cute name, right?). I was thrilled, to say the least, and began preparing what I would wear with your help. As you can see I went with dress #2 since it turned out to be a brisk evening and I could wear tights with it. I really appreciated all of your input! If I had given an acceptance speech I would have thanked all of you.
You've probably been in a similar situation at some point in your life, maybe it was a spelling bee, a dance recital or a sports performance. So you know what I mean when I say my heart was in my throat, my hands were quivering and my ears were deaf to every sound around except the beat of my heart. You know all of these things, perhaps you even know me in small ways. You know I quit my job to follow my heart; to dream and create things like this film. I actually made this short during the first month I was unemployed and to see it on the screen made me feel like all I had done and worked for, had purpose.
It might sound cliché, but I don’t care, because it’s true. As I was sitting there watching one of my dreams come true, I felt God, I felt my family, and I felt every bit of who I was.
|San Diego Surf Ladies President Michelle Ocampo started the night off right|
|My friend Christine is an amazing artist!|
|She makes handplanes for body surfing, like the one shown here, and many other unique creations. Check her out here|
|With one of my biggest fans|
|There was a Q&A session after the films showed. Note to self: work on posture|
|Blurry shot of Mom, Kevin, Dad and Me|
Here's the video in case you haven't seen it.