In movies, you've probably seen the deadbeat character who claims to be an entrepreneur or artist, and the reason they aren't doing anything is because they're just waiting for the right opportunity or waiting for inspiration to strike.
In fact, in the movie Magic Mike, which I reference a unusual amount on this sophisticated blog of mine, Channing Tatum's character keeps saying that he's waiting for the market to move in the right direction and then he'll start his business. What we end up discovering is that he just isn't able to get a loan and is ashamed of that fact, as well as slightly gripped by fear.
When it comes to making videos, I've been guilty of this. Last year, I claimed to be in love with making videos and I ended the vlog because I'd like to spend time and make some quality stuff instead. I've just been waiting for the right idea AKA I have done zero work on making videos for my Youtube Channel this year.
That said, the reason my Instagram account has been active lately is because it's easier to squeeze in photos when you have almost zero free time. In fact, lately, I've really only posted photos of work-related stuff.
So really, I don't feel that bad about it because whatever I'm doing for work is far more useful and productive than whatever I would make on my Youtube Channel right now. Yet, I want to make videos again, but I keep falling into the pit of "I'll just wait for a good idea."
That 100% doesn't work ever. Ideas come when we are doing something, always. I was re-watching The Fate of the Furious trailer for the 10th time this morning, and I thought of what if instead of intense dubstep, we put smooth elevator jazz over the trailer? That would be pretty funny right? I thought of that idea because I was doing something and watching the trailer.
We think of ideas while showering or mowing the lawn. I used to come up with 365 photo ideas while alphabetizing books at the bookstore I worked at during college. We always have to be doing something.
"Will, where's the non-sequitur in this blog post, you're connecting things too well. This is not what I've come to expect from you."
So anyway, I was driving yesterday (doing something), and I was listening to some of my movie review podcasts that I keep up with. It reminded me about my own dead podcast, and my once-a-year movie podcast I have with my wife. Then I thought, "Hey, what happened to your movie reviews, Will? Why are you trying to look like some type of artist or photographer by making rantings about other photographers or whatever? No one likes that guy. That guy is pretentious and thinks he's the shit. You're not the shit, Will. You also would like to escape thinking about photography at any chance you can get because that's basically your whole life now. Will, you're losing it. You're talking to yourself. Will? Will?"
Like I've said before, I'm not really an authority on anything. Well, that was a lie. I'm an authority on movies. My opinions are the best and you should go to me if you want to know what movies to watch. Maybe, I'll team up with my wife more than once a year to talk about movies, who knows? I desperately need an escape via this blog by doing something useless like commenting on movies.
The photography influencer guy isn't my bag, and I don't feel good when I post stuff like that. I don't want people to hate me because of what I put on my blog. (Unless you're not a Fast and Furious fan, then I really want to make you mad)
Here I am, remixing this blog, once again. Who are you to criticize me? This is my blog, you don't have to come here. I pay an absurd amount of money for this site so that I can do what I want here. I know you're only reading this so you can witness the moment where I finally have a mental break, and guess what? It'll probably be here sooner rather than later.