So the first week of lectures started last week, we are currently at the mid point of week 2, and I got to teach how to pitch your film last Tuesday. That was interesting as I had not taught it yet and it happened to be early in the school. Fortunately it is a basic topic and a week later they pitched their concepts for their short films. It was so cool to watch them step up and do it after.
In all honesty I have not been feeling well the last few weeks.
Ok, it’s another week later from when I typed that last bit. It got really busy with shooting assignments, script writing and in turn us advising, grading, meetings, homework of my own. It’s a good kind of crazy. I’m finally getting used to the schedule. I really like all of our students, which is good ha ha. Seriously though they are all so gifted in so many different ways and so creative I can’t wait to see what they are going to do next. Some of our work days are 12 or more hours, others it is closer to 8, even 10. The thing about being a missionary is it is 24/7 and film life is about the same.I love it. I really do.
I am officially a driver for the school now. I can’t drive anything that is more than 10 people in a van as I need a bus license for that and I am not getting that until at least 2017, if I end up staying here. All that is not even on my radar right now as there is too much to do an think about now. Like passing BLS and TAA.
I did have a rough couple of weeks with my mental health, I admit that with no problem doing so. It was hard, but God got me through again so yay! Doing better, being chased by cats occasionally, a few spiders have tried to be my friend as well. The lizards don’t want to be my friend yet though.
Last weekend we went to a beach. Finally. It was so good to get into the salt water again. It just is my favourite place to be still. It rained, and that was still ok. I got to have a good talk with one of the acting students as we don’t really get to do a lot together and there are so many of them (which is a good thing) so it was good to get to know her.
Last night was a birthday bash for two of the students that have their birthdays on the same day. Everyone dressed up as a character from a film (or tv show) and stayed in character (or attempted to) all night. The game Never Have I Ever in character was hilarious. The students arranged the party themselves. It was a nice way to end the week.
So now I have to go as I have a lot to do in a short period of time. I don’t really think my prayer requests have changed. So more financial support, wisdom to help the students thrive, able to rest when needed. There may have been more but I have currently forgotten, general prayers work as well. Love you all. Be blessed.