I'm now officially on vacation! Although I'm not going anywhere, and I won't be doing any R&R, I am super excited to be fully focused on the film for a full week! My to do list has been steadily growing, too. But I'm confident that this coming week will be very productive. It has been a challenge to work 9 hours, come home, work out, fix dinner and continue working. And I feel very lucky to have a full week to devote to progress with the film.
No matter how fatigued I have been lately (mostly from stresses at work), I have a healthy perspective because I know that those who served in Vietnam didn't have the luxury of leaving at the end of the work day. How silly it would be to complain of a little extra hard work to make this film come to life! Are you kidding? It is an incredible opportunity and an honor. People have been introducing me lately as, "This is Camden, and she's making a film!" How cool is that?! I can't wait to show it to people!
I've been reading as much as I can each night, and have a growing list of publications to research. Next week will be spent reading, writing and planning. Our production schedule has slowed in order for us to have a few more interviews, but I think it is quite justified and that we will be lucky to have these added experts in front of the camera. In fact, I'm really looking forward to reading, researching, memorizing, taking notes and preparing to speak with these experts. It is crafting the story that will be my big challenge after we complete the interviews.
Until then, let the vacation begin!