Monday, February 27, 2012

What did you want to be when you grew up?

Do you remember the dreams you had of what you wanted to be when you grew up? What did you want to be when you were five? Were your parents willing to hear it? Have you become what you wanted to become?

Big questions worth reflecting on. I admire Kristina for having the big dream of being an actress, especially because her family did not encourage that. I was often too afraid to even let my dreams be known. Would I get laughed at? Would my parents think it was foolish?

How did Kristina break out of "people like us don't do things like that?" How do we all do it? What drives us?

You will definitely know more about that when you see the completed film "Lost In Living." Share your feelings and experiences right here or email me directly: Thank you for your support and participation.



  1. I'll leave the same comment I left on Rachel Power's blog, because it's worth for you both (although I only met your project today and obviously the first part of the comment only makes sense regarding my experience as a Rachel's reader!):

    Thank you so, so much!
    Your voice has reached the other side of the planet too (Portugal, western Europe)!
    I've been reading your blog for a few months now and sometimes I link it on my posts on my blog (actually, I have two, at the moment) when I write about these struggles with the feeling that almost nobody understands me (and sometimes I even get unfriendly anonymous comments that I simply don't post) and today I felt so gratified and so thankful as I looked at those vídeos of "Lost In Living"... I had to thank you both! And I promise I'll raise my own few dollars to help support the movie (as soon as I can, as things are very difficult here in Portugal, besides the effort of being a lone mother of two and an artist!... but I will!)
    Thank you!

  2. Hi Mary,

    I wanted to be a cruise director then a rock journalist then a writer. I was a writer, but I got sick of being poor. I've had various paid jobs that involve writing. I still write, but I don't think I am A Writer. I tried to donate money to your fabulous film, but I am not sure that it worked. If you get a donation from Melita in Australia, that's me. If it didn't work, I will try again.
    I was particularly moved by the portrait of female friendship you captured in the film. Truly beautiful and I have not seen this subject captured quite this way before.

  3. I certainly never thought I'd grow up to be a Mom first, then anything else second. Your post inspired me to write a post of my own about how I got here. I'll ping you when it's up. Thanks!