Do Go Chasing Waterfalls

summer, vacation, writing, humor, Modern PhilosopherHappy Labor Day, Modern Philosophers!

This holiday, which has traditionally marked the end of summer, is actually the last day of my vacation.

I’m not looking forward to rejoining the rat race tomorrow, but I definitely took advantage of this time off.  I relaxed, I ran, and I did a ton of writing.  Episode Two of my TV series about life at college is done, and I am hard at work outlining Episode Three.

I decided to go for a walk along the waterfront this morning to enjoy the view and gorgeous weather.

Of course, my mind never stops, so as I took in all the beauty my surroundings had to offer, I was mentally writing key scenes in the next episode.

I know that nothing might come of this project, but it has stirred something inside of me. It’s as if it has awakened my slumbering inner writer, and reminded me of the special talent I possess that I rarely use to its full extent.

Now that it has been awakened, I want to explore its boundaries, push its limits, and find out if it could lead to a more fulfilling life for me.

Kind of sounds like the story of someone I know and adore…

Rey, Star Wars, The Force Awakens, Modern PhilosopherOkay, so I might not quite be Rey with the Force awakening inside me, but it certainly feels like how I imagine it would have been for my favorite Jedi.

I guess what I’m trying to say is that even though the song warns us to don’t be chasing waterfalls, I want to go after this one and see what happens.

Even if the series never gets made, I haven’t felt this alive, creative, and like a full time writer in a very long time.

No, I don’t want to go back to my desk job tomorrow, but I will knowing full well that as soon as I get home, I’m going to be writing the next episode.

Yes, Modern Philosophers, I say that we need to follow our dreams, go after what makes us feel most alive, and definitely chase that waterfall.

And I hunted down mine this morning.  Here’s the proof…

summer, vacation, writing, humor, Modern PhilosopherI’ve still got half a day before my vacation ends, and I plan to make the most of it.  I will be camped out on this porch writing, typing up ideas, and editing the first two episodes.

Life is what you make of it, right?  I could sit here lamenting the end of my vacation, or I can keep working to create a brighter, more exciting future.

I choose the latter.  And I’ve got the waterfall picture to prove it!

About Austin

Native New Yorker who's fled to the quiet life in Maine. I write movies, root for the Yankees, and shovel lots of snow.
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11 Responses to Do Go Chasing Waterfalls

  1. davidprosser says:

    Have a great last half day. Christmas isn’t too far away but by then you just might be writing full time. If anyone in Holywood ever reads The Queen’s Envoy I shall make sure you do the scriptwriting of the book.

  2. markbialczak says:

    Your series is going to be successful that there’s going to be the demand for a book to accompany it, Austin. Get cracking.

  3. Couldn’t agree more, Austin. About the waterfalls. Four out of five of the most beautiful sounds in nature are made by water.

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