An Idea Becomes Reality
If you read my blog, you know that geeking out is one of my favorite things. Something you might not know is that I also have a love for baking. Something about the careful measurement of ingredients, the concentration needed to get everything just so calms my mind and gives me the contentment that only a small, daily accomplishment can produce. And the end product is pretty awesome, too.
This year I met a girl who shares both of these loves with me, though her baking skills do far exceed mine. We started working together at Good Karmal in January of this year, and from our first meeting we knew we were kindred spirits. Many afternoons were spent chatting about Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, The Hunger Games, favorite literature, and much more. We were immediate besties, and this summer we realized that we had an opportunity to create something awesome from our partnership.
And so Baking Fantasy was born – a web series starring Lixie and I as we combine two of our favorite things! We come up with fun baking projects based on our most loved geeky things. Episode one is a Harry Potter theme – it seemed appropriate as the series was the first thing we ever had a real conversation about.
And so we jumped head first into the world of producing your own web series. New things can be scary, but once you get past the initial nervousness and embrace your own ignorance, they become exciting. Things like editing, lighting, and the general techy knowledge you need for creating a video of any sort of quality are all new to us. We didn’t let that stop us, though. We are learning as we go, and treating it as an epic adventure instead of a SCARY UNKNOWN.
This past year I have jumped head first into following my dreams, and just doing instead of holding back out of fear covered by a million different excuses. I finally started my blog, I’ve been working on my novel, I went to comic con, I adopted a cat, and now I am creating a web series! Fear of failure isn’t even an issue. Okay, it’s a bit of an issue, but I’m trying to ignore my own insecurities. Sure there are people in my life who judge and show only skepticism, but for every critic there are 20 people who show nothing but support and enthusiasm. Once you take a leap and do something for yourself – just you – with no expectations of approval or gain, it becomes a reward in itself.
It’s amazing what we can accomplish when we just let go of our fears, insecurities, and lazy couch time (an issue for an anime lover like myself). I found that by opening myself up to the possibilities, I have gained nothing but support from my family, confidence in myself, and new friendships.
So, become inspired, and follow your inspiration with the tenacity of a true geek!