The New Pathway

A Continuation of a Personal Journey…

I took a little time off from work to figure some things out and to have some experiences. As I let go of things with the minimizing efforts, I am starting to collect experiences. Experiences and memory are all we can really take with us, and I have fully enjoyed the recent adventures I have taken. I was lucky to go to two concerts in one week. I was exhausted for the rest of the week but it was well worth it.

The first one was Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo, with Toto opening. It was fun, relaxing, and she still has her amazing voice. This was the planned one, down to the travel time, concert t-shirt buying, and everything surrounding it. We had a blast! There was a latina dancing gal, complete with full skirt and barefoot, dancing up and down the aisle. At one point she grabbed my hand and I ended up dancing with her, her twirling me around and I was just trying to keep up. She even was amazed by my dancing skills. All was good,… until she wouldn’t let go of my hand.. but she eventually let go.. and oddly disappeared.
So this past weekend we heard Green Day was coming to town. We didn’t have tickets so didn’t think about it… until a co-worker mentioned she was selling her two seats, the day of the concert! So we got off work, and travelled down to get there just in time to truly enjoy two and half hours of bouncing up and down with my hands in the air, screaming to the point of losing my voice, and … getting yet another concert t. Amazing concert, best entertaining concert I had ever experienced.

So onto the path… I have been working on the treatment for Echo, a feature that I have teased on here with diary excerpts and a trailer. It is coming together, but its not quite there yet. But during the Pat Benatar concert, in the middle of a song I had a complete realization of what the ending would be. I knew it deep in my soul, and it was deeper then just finishing a story.. it was so personal and so real that I started crying. Relief and yet joy in the fact that I figured out the ending to an incredible story. So the weekend between the concerts I actually finished the first draft of the treatment. Progress…


But I have always wanted to do much more then Echo, film, or writing even… and so during the Green Day concert I had an epiphany. A deep soul changing, heart pounding, infused a little panic as the rock music engulfed all my senses. I know what I want to focus on, where I want to go… I’m just not sure how to get there. But we trudge along. So I go back to work and I got two validations from two separate strangers that this is the path I should follow… come hell or high water. If this path opens up as easily as the first three steps have been… so be it.. I’m in! That night when I got home my new business cards, as well as some equipment I’ve been needing for my project arrived… which also calls for a continuation down this road…

The people around me in my daily life are enthusiastic for me.. want to see how this journey pans out, where it leads.. and a little worried I will leave them; I assured them it won’t happen for awhile.. that I have a lot of steps to get there… or do I? I mean how do these things happen? How do these life long dreams, and life changing moments actually happen.. like this path opened up? Is it really that easy?! (I know there is hard work involved,.. but I am beyond ready for it and am already in the thick of it.. so more hard work, networking, connections, moving forward in preparation…. bring it on!!!!)


to be continued… naturally.

Written by Sophia Bungay  @Wickedlydrivenmedia@2017


Published by Wickedlydriven

Writer, filmmaker, and media content creator, developing my own writing as well as a media production company. Currently in Santa Fe, NM and Los Angeles, CA.

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