OriginalPhoenix, I’m sorry I haven’t been keeping up with the Boundless Challenge.
My last entry in the challenge was almost a month ago.
The point of the challenge is to write about how I “lived boundless” this week — to write about one example every week of me doing more than I thought I was capable of.
And, I really do hate to say it, but: Lately, my neighbor’s cat has been more boundless than me.
Since I used to have two dogs — they died after living long, happy lives — my neighbor’s calico cat — that hangs out around my house because I give her food — has, for the longest time, resisted actually coming into the house. She must still be able to smell the dogs. But, over the weeks she’s made progress.
Yesterday she jumped on my couch and stayed there for 10 minutes before running to the door and meow-ing to be let out.
The light is bad, but here she is:
I call her “Kiki,” thanks to Kiki’s Delivery Service (1989).
Because: Instead of delivering bread, Kiki the calico delivers “Aww!” Whenever I see her, I can’t help but go “Aww!” She always makes me do this:
To get back on subject:
This week, I do have something to be Boundless about:
I finished the screenplay for my short film.
There will, undeniably, be more edits as I show it to people more knowledgeable about screenwriting than I. But, I’ve hit a wall: I feel like I’ve done everything for this screenplay that I, with my current knowledge of writing, can do. Hence why I consider it “finished.”
Have you ever felt like that? You write, and write, and write, and you get to a point where you look at what you’ve written and think I’ve done everything I can.
For weeks, my life has been relatively unexciting.
Just been trying to get more used to my job stocking shelves, since it’s the first job I’ve had in over 3 years. (School, family obligations, and soul-searching kept me busy during that time.)
When I’m not working, I’ve been listening to the Life is Strange soundtrack while I try and think of more ideas for screenplays…
…and spending time with my best friend. We hang out more frequently now, which I’m glad for. In my quest for awesomeness, I don’t want to neglect relationships.
What else has happened recently?
Well, thanks to Wild Woman Sisterhood…
…and some editing, I found a picture that captures what my short film is about:
Regarding my short film:
I’ll write more on that later…
Thank you to TheOriginalPhoenix for inspiring me to get back to doing the Boundless Challenge.
Her fiery, phoenix-y awesomeness is just what I needed today.