Sometimes it can be helpful to consciously assess our lives. Instead of leaving things behind because of circumstance, to proactively choose what activities, people and objects we want to have in our lives now. What our values are now, and then to seek out what reflect those values.
No matter the story we are each given, there are countless conflicts, resolutions, characters, rising and falling action, and lessons learned that fill every scene of our lives. Today this is my scene, and it's filled with the hope of tomorrow.
How long does it take a group of grown-ups to come up with a workable storyline for an 11-minute-long cartoon? Would you believe two days? So says Craig McCracken, the talent behind two Emmy-Award-winning Cartoon Network series.
Let's cut to the chase here, folks: If there hadn't been a Robin Williams, there never would have been a Disney's Aladdin. Don't believe me? Then check out this excerpt from the screenplay for this animated classic.
But, the door had been opened. The door that leads out of the entertainment business. The door that I was always scared to open for fear that I would be giving up on my dream. Or was it fear that I might like what I saw on the other side?
If you had asked Kevin McNally back in 2002 (when he auditioned for the role of Joshamee Gibbs in The Curse of the Black Pearl) if he thought that Pirates of the Caribbean would spawn a top grossing film series, he'd have laughed in your face.