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Heiva San Diego 2014

I had such a lovely time learning to sew tifaifai at Heiva San Diego last weekend.

Auntie Yvette is such a gem, it was an honor to learn from her. She is not just an accomplished seamstress with many beautiful tifaifai to her name, she is also smart and savvy. She speaks Tahitian, French, English, and Cook Islands Maori, and maybe more I didn’t learn about. I hope that when I’m her age I’m as caring and charming as she is.

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An unexpectedly free Saturday

Last night I was sure I knew what today held — a much needed day of relaxing. Video games, reading, and chores (ha ha) were top priorities.

Then I woke up with an unshakeable urge to work on the film. My brain won’t shut up about everything. We’re close to clearing a couple major hurdles. Momentum is starting build to our benefit. It looks like the timing is right, which is absolutely necessary because we’re now working within a very tight timeline for production.

Could I put this stuff off for tomorrow or Monday and take my day of rest anyway? Sure. But I keep thinking of what Galadriel says to the fellowship when they arrive in Lothlórien.

“Your quest stands upon the edge of a knife. Stray but a little and it will fail, to the ruin of all. Yet hope remains while all the Company is true.”

So here I am. Expanding our marketing plan on a Saturday morning.

I think it’s time for second cup of tea…


The plan, re-hatched

Two hours, three handwritten pages, and one cup of coffee later…this film marketing plan has been properly expanded. Feels good to have this exist on paper instead of just in my head.

This is a solid step towards gaining and maintaining some momentum for this project. It’s move it or lose it time.