This italicised part was written after this article. I realise I used a lot of ()s and this really annoys me. I don’t really know what’s up with that. Anyway I though I should address this, but you should still enjoy this. Enjoy.
No one ever told me this would be an issue.
Aside from some very common worries just before I hit puberty (about two minutes ago) I’ve never been stressed about growing up. This all changed probably two weeks ago.
I’ve always loved making things. When I was very young I (apparently) used to tie string low-down across the floor, and everywhere my parents went in our house they would trip up. I suppose I should be grateful I’ve turned out this way, all things considered. Anyway, nowadays I’ve mellowed out (a bit) and mainly just make films, blog posts, and music. (I’ll leave some links to my previous blogs below this post.
Right now I think I truly am at the best age (17). I’ve learned a lot through my time at school (even though I’m still learning)- and I’ve never felt more creative. The trouble is, I’ve only just realised this and I have a very short space of time to ‘trial’ my creativity.
What I mean by this is not that when I leave college I can’t do something I like for a living. But I certainly won’t be able to have the versatility I do now. Over the last few years, I’ve gone from blogging to video making, to music making, back to another blog, to film making- and even that’s generalising it. Now that for the first time, my future prospects are staring me right in the face- as I now know I only have a year and a half left of school life until real life begins- and I know I won’t have this versatility and creative span I do now.
So what am I going to do to make sure my creative apitite is filled before I run out of time? Well, I will continue to write this blog- until it’s complete, and as frequently as possible (I can’t promise every single day always). I also have future videos planned on my YouTube channel (George Lincoln) which I plan to ressurect. I am also working on a feature-length programme for viewing at the end of the year- I’m really looking forward to that one. It’s probably one quarter written so far…
I don’t want to be famous (though I won’t fight against it) but am now determined to make the next two years the best ever and to do the things- and more specifically- work on all of the projects I want to. This should give me enough restbite.
Time is running out now, but I’ve never felt more alive…