Firstly coming back to the blog after a brief absence WTF was I thinking with the font of my title… I will remedy this soon.tm
Secondly Happy Mother’s Day to all of the mothers out there. I know I am in the boat of people who don’t thank their mothers enough.
I’m not one for a sappy thank you and publicly proclaiming my adoration for someone. However that being said we can all agree that we would not be here without our mothers. They gave birth to us after all (inb4 #triggered I’m adopted).
I come from the frame of mind that your parents gave you the gift of life and owe you nothing else, you should be thankful just for that. Fortunately for many of us they do much more than just pop us out and piss off (statistically that’s the fathers job xD oh damn we have an edge lord over here).
Mum because I know you’re reading this I left you a letter at the bottom
So I haven’t been too active here for the past couple weeks and want to give a life update.
Over the past three weeks I was privileged enough to get a dream job at Weta Digital (very confidential so can’t talk in too much detail), moved cities and had a week’s holiday with my high school mates in Bali. It has been hectic and life is pretty awesome.
My habit experiments lapsed during this time which I am not proud of but I’ll be back on the horse in a week or so. I am trying to soak it in and enjoy what I have as usually, and I can feel it happening already, I don’t celebrate my achievements and just move the grind onto the next goal.
As I have said previously my focus for this year is mindfulness and will. I need to check myself.
Also the first film that I have worked on ’25 April’ came out in select cinemas here in New Zealand. It is an animated documentary about Gallipoli and follows the lives of 5 soldiers and an Australian Nurse. It is told through their journal entries and letters and despite the graphic novel styled animation hits you right in the feels. The horrors of war are presented as cartoon which for some causes it to be more palatable, and adds an artistic twist. I am proud and thankful to have had the opportunity to work on such a touching and eye opening story. Currently rated 8/10 on IMDB it first came out in the Toronto Film Festival last year and has just been accepted into the Annecy International Film Festival in June. #shamelessselfpromotion
If you haven’t seen it before here’s a Trailer
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And now to join in on the generic Mother’s Day circle jerk
So Happy Mother’s Day. You are the mentally toughest women I know, with more compassion and caring than is good for you. I love you, and am forever grateful for what you have provided for my brother and I. I don’t say that enough, don’t worry though that’s the emotionless façade I try to put up to the world.
While many can say that their lives wouldn’t be the same without their mum’s over the past few years I have become particularly aware of the impact of your actions. You have ‘saved’ my life. Without you I would never have achieved the dreams I have today. With Dad, and this is nothing against him, I would not have had that opportunity. Without you I probably would have served time already, be in a gang maybe even dead. I know I do not act with the up most of respect or open affection towards you but I want you to know that I am forever grateful and will never be able to show my gratitude enough.
Below is one of my favourite songs that reminds me every time I hear it of your advice to me.