2150: I want to make stuff

(This is my seventh blog entry for my fall semester J2150 class.)

One thing I have known for most of my conscious life is this: I want to make stuff. In other words, I want to create. Sometimes I think I want to spend the rest of my life writing. Other times, especially this week while working on my first video, I think I want to make films. I knew I would enjoy filming and editing, but having never done it before, I wasn’t quite sure if I would like my finished product. But, even with my very limited experience, I felt like I did a pretty good job shooting and putting together my first video.

The feeling of creating is hard to replicate: you start with nothing or almost nothing, and you end up with this…thing. Sometimes the thing is good, and sometimes it isn’t. But the feeling of making something with your own hands and your own skills that came from your own brain is indescribable. There’s nothing like it, and whatever medium or media I end up working with throughout my career, whatever challenges I may face, I know I’ll enjoy every minute of it because I know it’s what I love and what I’m supposed to be doing.

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