I’ve put off writing this blog this week because, to be honest, I haven’t felt like writing it. It’s been a busy week, for the majority of which I’ve been tired and stressed. I’m trying to rewrite the scripts for Season 3 while coordinating post-production on Season 2. It takes a lot of time and energy to have an episode ready for release each week. Not all of that time and energy is mine. There are a lot of people working really hard to get these episodes out. They’re not being paid, yet each week they put aside the time to work on this production. When I think of all the things that can go wrong (which I tend to do each night at around 3am) it’s a small miracle that anything ever comes together. Having said that, we have been blessed with an amazing and talented crew and I think this is apparent in each and every episode.
I also went to a funeral during the week. This helped put things into perspective on two counts. Firstly, it’s a web series. If I do everything I can to get an episode out on time and something outside of my control prevents that from happening on Tuesday at 9pm AEST, it would be disappointing, but it wouldn’t be the end of the world. And secondly, our time here, on this planet, is finite. I am, for the first time in my life, doing what I really want to do. It’s taken me a number of decades to get here and I’ve taken quite a few wrong turns along the way. But I’m here and even when I’m tired and stressed and things seem overwhelming I need to remember how lucky I am, make the most of it, and enjoy it while I still can.
By Julie Kalceff