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Gimme THAT!

Yesterday my parents celebrated their 47th wedding anniversary. Woohoo! I admit there is a part of me that cringes at the thought of spending that amount of time in the same house and the same bed with one person (I love my “me” time :-)) But how wonderful must that be to actually spend that amount of time with someone that you not only love but someone that you actually like to hang out with? My parents have had their ups and downs but one thing I can say about them is that they really seem to enjoy being around each other. It’s very rare that you see one of my parents without the other. My grandparents were the same way, and they were married for over 70 years.

It’s hard enough to maintain a relationship that lasts throughout the years. That’s why I think it’s important for couples to be friends before lovers. While its good for spouses to each have their own identity, how can you have a strong, lasting relationship if you don’t even like each other? Seeing examples like this make me believe that it’s worth it to wait for the right companion. When I look at my parents and other couples in my life, it makes me say “I want that! And if I can’t have that, then I don’t want anything at all!” Singles, don’t be afraid to wait for what you want. Anything good is worth waiting for!

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I know it’s been a long time since we’ve been on here. Between my producer, Angela Harvey, and myself we’ve been through many life changes in the past few months that have caused us to slow down a little from promoting the film. But I believe it’s all good and it’s all in God’s timing because never have I felt so sure about the need for Something Worth Waiting For as I do now.

The past couple of weeks I’ve been reading Spike Lee’s book on the making of his first feature film “She’s Gotta Have It.” I love reading this kind of stuff because it inspires me to keep making movies “by any means necessary.” Spike’s attitude throughout everything that I’ve read so far is, Screw it. Regardless of what happens, I’m going to make this movie. I think you have to have that kind of attitude in order to be a filmmaker, because the odds are usually against you. It’s expensive as all get out, sometimes it can take forever to find the right cast, the right crew, and the right equipment. But ultimately you have to have the faith that the movie will get done no matter what. That was the attitude I had when I made my film “Sophisticated Romance.” And that’s the kind of attitude I have to have now with “Something Worth Waiting For.” The only thing now is finding the right balance between working hard to get it done and resting in God’s grace.

In the whole 10 years it’s taken me to write this script, I don’t think I’ve ever felt more clear about its intended message as I do now. I’m so sick and tired of seeing intelligent women settle for less just because they want to get married. We all make mistakes but at some point we as women have to believe within ourselves that we are, that our love is, indeed something worth waiting for. Marriage is great, I’m sure. But in the meantime, let God’s love and the love of family and friends, be enough. That’s a message I feel strongly about and a message I want to shout from the rooftops. It is really my prayer that God will make a way for me to make this film soon. I’m hoping we can strike up this dialogue surrounding singleness and the film once again.

Will you join us?

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