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I’m going to try and write at least 2 posts a week on tumblr from now on. I would use my blog but people don’t seem to visit and follow that as much as tumblr, and I think it’s a lot easier for everyone if I just stick to tumblr (and avoid confusing myself).
Yesterday I spent my day at the australian botanical gardens with my mum, brother, and grandparents. The weather was beautiful and it was such a lovely day to be out. I decided to bring my camera and spend the day shooting short bits of footage for some new short films I’m going to start working on. After my 365, I’m going to work on a short film for the massive sydney film festival held every year. Filming is something I’ve always been interested in, and now I have the knowledge and talent (and equipment) to be able to make it possible! I also wanted to use the day to my advantage and learn to shoot in public and direct sunlight. So I had no concepts, just my remote and a lot of awesome little locations.
We went to breakfast and I had a chicken and avocado focaccia. Everyone else induldged on their pancakes and I took photos of everyone indulging on their pancakes. We walked around and I wandered off and managed to get myself lost in the middle of the gardens. I adventured and I got a lot of inspiration from it. We then had tea, and travelled off to visit my uncle and little cousin, who decided it’d be awesome to scratch my brand new camera screen. I’m going to try and see if I can get it replaced, because it’s extremely frustrating seeing that my brand new 2500 dollar camera has a giant scratch down the screen, thanks to a three year old ANYWAY.
We layed in the sun, absorbed as much vitamin D as possible and headed off home at around 4 when the sun started setting. I rushed home, washed my hair and threw on some warm clothes, then got picked up by a friend from work to go out for dinner with our group! Sitting around the table, we laughed and enjoyed our food and joked around like we usually do, and somehow I ended up teaching 2 how to make paper cranes with their napkins. Whilst the others sat around in disbelief, hearing I made 1000 for my primary school teacher when I was ten, and to hear I’m working on 1000 more for another person, I continued folding away at my crane. I got home, and headed off to bed.
After two hours of sleep last night, I skipped first period to have a coffee with my mum who had also lost valueable sleep last night. We picked up my glasses frm the optometrist and she dropped me off to school.
My day was quite interesting, I missed out on an out of class activity with my 2 best friends because I was so facinated with learning about this new person in my class. He is the kind of person most teenagers wouldn’t like to be seen dead near, mainly because of the fact he likes ot isolate himself from the crowd, and do his own thing. Turns out we’re very similar, and he described my mind as a mix between “Edgar Allan Poe and Tim Burton” which I cannot actually believe, both of them being two of the most inspirational and influential artists in my life.
In the past few weeks I’ve spent about 2 full 4-period school days learning new things about new people I would have otherwise never spoken to. People amaze me. And inspire me. And new people always open up new possibilities in my head. I think that the psychology of the mind is entirely beautiful and it will be something that I will have to challenge for the next 3 weeks of my life; I’m taking my first solo trip out of the state (and on a plane) on saturday, to stay with my father whom I havent seen for four years. We are very similar in the fact that we are both dreamers, and our heads are constantly in the clouds. The difference is, he never knows when to ground himself; and although I’m going way off topic here, it’s awesome to learn from others mistakes.
I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s easier to just be content within your own mind. That way, reality seems a bit more tolerable.