SIXTY SECOND MOTION | APRIL 2018 | HOUSTON, TX
April and March have been a balancing month for me with my family. For the first time, I finally learned what self-care is to me. As a busy parent, you never realize how much you let go to care for others. My daughter just turned nine and I've busy trying to keep up with life that I didn't put too much effort realizing her time as an eight-year-old was slipping away from me quickly. I've felt so shitty knowing that these last minutes that were so precious to me were going to be gone fast. After her birthday I realized that what is happening outside our space can't come in between our family life. I've learned that I couldn't overcommit to something that would affect our feelings or relationship. My family is precious to me, I do anything for them.
It's been years since I've been able to watch a baseball game, especially with my husband. I see so many images on social media of friends enjoying life at the Astro games and I have yet to go to one my family especially since winning the World Series. To see my kid enjoy a sport that I grew up on was amazing. Technology didn't take over, or boredom showed. She really found something that all of us could enjoy together as a family. It felt good. It felt free.
When I first started this film, I didn't know how I would execute it. My film included random people who I didn't know. I wanted to capture how life was and how people enjoyed it. It was great seeing people who didn't know each other come together and support something they really loved. This is what it's all about, living life how it should be.
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