Don’t Do It Alone

Not alone

I’ve been feeling behind with one of the projects I’m working on – ‘Insanity’ is a film that explores mental well being in relationships and how we often make it such a taboo subject that those who struggle with some form of mental illness are often made to feel less than

I have been feeling like the project is getting ahead of me and I am falling behind. Thankfully, achieving projects on the magnitude of a feature film involves multiple people so I don’t have to worry about doing it all by myself

I have my long time producer Anthony who I have always and continue to rely on to work alongside me, doing the work, day in and out. Then there is the production team we’ve assembled, the production designer, assistant director, director of photography etc and etc

I have to remind myself that I am not alone

I don’t therefore need to do it all alone

Besides, what’s the fun in that? Life is enjoyed best when experienced with others. This is why we pair up, marry and build families. Life is much better when we engage it within the confines of a group

I think we all like to feel special from time to time

Being or even feeling special denotes that we must stand out from the crowd, be set apart from everyone else so people can admire us for our specialness

The problem with that thought is, we forget that everybody else is special too, every single person reading this is special and we are in fact part of the crowd

“but if everybody’s special, then nobody is”

The Incredibles

I heard that line in the film ‘The Incredibles’ once and it has always stayed with me

It’s almost like we don’t want there to be enough to go around, like we want to all fight for scraps and ensure that only a very few of us succeed. This is probably why there is such a huge divide between the haves and the have nots….but that’s another post entirely

For now, I’m content in the knowledge that I am not alone, I do not have to do it all on my own and therefore, when I need to, I should ask for help because thankfully I am blessed with a community of people willing to help and support me

I pray you feel the same 🙂

Be well


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