In the fight for world domination, I would put money on my grandma. She is a fireball. She is everything I want to be when I grow up and as such I feel she is the perfect subject for the final picture in my 365 photo-a-day challenge.
On May 31st I got to have lunch with her, my aunt and my cousin. I love my grandmother, she is a strong, independent and uniquely funny woman.
On the subject of grandmother’s, my other grandmother (not pictured above) refuses to believe that I supported myself during the two-and-a-half years that I worked as a producer/writer/actor.
She thinks my mom supported me the whole time. Nothing could be further from the truth.
My other grandmother thinks that all a woman needs to do is, “Look pretty, find a man to marry and be set for life.” These are the things she has told me as since I was a child. Of course, this makes sense to her because this was her experience.
How little she knows about saving up for three and a half years, to pursue my dreams. How little she knows about doing odd-jobs, not ever knowing when the next one will come, and having to worry about every single dollar. Yet also, how little she knows of the thrill that comes with spending every day working towards an incredible goal.
I still feel that thrill when I work on set or on stage, or when another piece comes together furthering the completion of my latest short. Someday I will be paid to create full-time, and until then I am enjoying the journey.