My Birthday Reflection

Of the Year Past and the Year already began.

So, my birthday was last weekend. I reflected over the past year and came to the conclusion I got a lot accomplished but would have liked to get a lot more done.
What did I do this past year: (in no particular order).

  • Started working on Echo
  • 
Finished several scripts and concepts
-Started doing photography on a regular basis
  • 
Traveled as much as needed, but not as much as I would have liked.
  • Started blogging on a semi-regular basis and got quite creative.
  • 
Lost weight
  • 
Dated, socialized, and networked
  • Got inspired
  • Moved into a new position at work which included an office a nameplate and a raise, but which also came with a ton of responsibility.
  • Made new friends and maintained the trusted friendships
  • Reconnected with some past friends and stayed connected to family
  • Made it a point to try and see my Dad’s side of things, regardless of how difficult that was.
  • Came to a peaceful compromise with my entire self (past & present), including being comfortable enough to share that aspect of myself with others, including in this blog, at work, and with friends. 
No backlash either, which make me feel more confident that who I am is accepted/ respected.
  • Minimized
  • Made plans for the coming year that I am very excited about and hope to share with all of you.

Now looking at the list I had made myself this time last year that I wanted to accomplish in 2017… (blue ones were accomplished in one form or another)

  • Not take my self so seriously
  • Know that you only live once in this time and place, in this identity, and make the most of it. 

  • Be grateful for everything that is going well and the bad things as they are experiences to learn from.
  • 
Be grateful for everyone in my life. 

  • Save up money

  • Get a new job or more hours/ more pay

  • Freelance writer/ filmmaker
  • 
Get back my Social life! 

  • Make more friends! 

  • Go out at least one day a week (music/ art galleries/ events, gatherings, etc.)
  • 
Get into a real/ right relationship
  • 
Get fit and run at least a 5 k if not more; Lose weight/ gain muscle & become a svelte athlete; Work out at least 6 days a week
  • Hike Mineral King
  • Horse shows/ trail riding etc.
  • 
Make Huge Moves in my Career
  • Work on film productions

  • Get job writing or film production
  • Network and move forward
  • 
Make Wickedly Driven Media an official LLC. (decided a better route was more proactive)
  • Health – Go Vegan or something close to it.
  • 
Creative Life 

  • Continue a Blog on Wickedly Driven Media 

  • Start a vlog! (for networking & camera fear)
  • Have at least 6 creative days a week – Write and film
  • 
Make at least 6 shorts or Music Videos &/or 1 feature film
  • 
Write a Novel and get it on Amazon!!!! (worked on a concept for a novel series)

  • Finish projects I start! 

  • Get work into more publications etc.
  • Reconnect with networking assets for future endeavors

  • More learning and experimentation with my camera

  • Grants, scholarships, etc.
  • Curation
  • Finish archiving my Mom’s work Find artists and or galleries in Santa Fe
  • Start filming for the Documentary or small shorts regarding 
her life
  • 
Reconnect with family and let go of any pain from the past (partially done)

  • Connect with friends I already have and make them a 
priority 

  • Make a legitimate plan for the land I own – kinda… 
  • Spend more time down in Lincoln County
  • Travel!
  • 
Get passport
  • Visit family & friends
  • 
Go to at least one new place we have never been before!
  • Research going back to school to finish BA
  • 
Research learning more about Environmental Sciences
  • 
Books – Continue to read and research and get rid of any books 
I don’t need to keep. 

  • Clean up and Organize! 
Continue and complete the project of simplifying my life.
  • Keep things organized and clean.
  • 
Go to at least one great concert in the coming year – Several!

Wow….. I had told myself in 2016 when I made this contract with myself.. that “If I accomplish 50% I will be happy, if I can do 100% I will be ecstatic!”
I have clearly done about 75% of what I set out to do. A lot of the goals changed or went away… but for the most part, I did what I set out to do. I should feel accomplished and happy with my progress. And now that I am at peace with my entire being.. I can move forward.

So my contract with myself for 2018 is to continue the change and up the ante on every level.

In the Next Year I want to:

  • Save up money
  • Get a raise and/ or start producing film so I can move towards my true calling 
- Unknown-1writer/ filmmaker
  • Go out at least one day a week (music/ art galleries/ events, gatherings, etc.)
  • 
Get into a real/ right relationship
  • Get fit and run at least a 5 k if not more; Lose more weight/ gain muscle & become a svelte athlete
  • Meet musicians for collaborations
  • 
Make Huge Moves in my Career 
Work on film productions
/ and music videos for rock or punk bands.
  • Network and continue to move forward
  • 
Keep Wickedly Driven Media my home base, but expand to make productions their own LLC’s
  • 
Continue a Blog on Wickedly Driven Media
  • 
Start a vlog! (for networking)
  • Have at least 6 creative days a week – Write and film
  • Finish Echo and get funding for its production/ find producers to collaborate with.
  • 
Turn Karmic Outlaw into a feature film script, and produce the short version!
  • 
Get work into more publications etc.
  • Finish short story compilation regarding loss
  • 
Publish the first book of Novel Series based on research for Ruffian
  • 
Keep connections with networking assets for future endeavors
  • More learning and experimentation with my camera
Research
  • Film Grants and submit applications!
  • Finish archiving my Mom’s, look for a gallery for her
  • Start filming for the Documentary or small shorts regarding 
her life
  • Start filming and producing short documentaries in conjunction with Echo and Ruffian projects. 
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  • Start concepts and treatments for other projects
  • Make a legitimate plan for the land I own
  • Spend more time down in Lincoln County
  • Travel!
  • 
Get passport
  • Visit family & friends
  • 
Minimize more!
  • 
Go to at least one great concert in the coming year ( hopefully several!!!!!)
  • 
Reconnect with past ‘pals’ so that part of myself can be at peace.images
  • 
Start new hobby (I already have something in mind)
  • Be happy where I am so I don’t miss what is going on around me.
  • Self care

 

And it all starts NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

Written by Sophia Bungay/ DR.  Copyright @wickedlydrivenmedia2017

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