“You Want To Make Movies? Oh. Wow.”

I’d recently had a conversation with a dear friend comparing professions. As you may know from this blog, my desire is become a filmmaker and to give others the sense of wonder I grew up yearning. My friend is working her way towards becoming a counselor.

She marveled at my choice profession, amazed by the overwhelming goal of it all. This made me think, “Why am I not so taken aback like everyone else with whom I discuss this career path? Why do people react this way?” It almost became frustrating to hear people react surprisingly. Yes, I know there is little filmmaking in Maine, but I know this is what I want to do.

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