So, this job of mine – shooting and editing video all over the world – is what I’ve been striving for my whole life. I’ve gotten the opportunity to travel the world, meet new and interesting people, and get paid for doing it. I’ve been to places that some people have never even heard of before. It’s neat, and I feel truly blessed that the hard work and the not-so-great jobs have brought me to where I am now.
The flip side of this is that being on the road so much causes me to be away from my family – my beautiful and amazing wife, and now, my incredible little boy, who turns 3 months old today. If I missed my wife before, now that the little one is around, I miss our little family unit 100x more. But now, I find that the reasons for making these trips, for being away from everyone, are even more important. I have to keep doing it for them, no matter how long the journey or how crappy the hotel.
“Living the dream” isn’t always Swiss Alps and espresso – sometimes it’s old McDonalds and 20 hours of driving in two days, with a shoot sandwiched in-between. But no matter where I am, what I’m working on, the quality of the food or the bed, I now feel like there’s even more purpose to it, and the endgame is the real prize. Kissing my wife, holding my little boy, and sleeping in my own bed – those things make each trip, each job that much better and meaningful.
Love you little man! Happy birthday!!