A young and naive me somewhere around the year 2000.
I obviously haven't been blogging much lately.
I assure you, this isn't on account of apathy; quite the opposite.
I could start with a simple sentence, something like... I'm making a movie.
But if I did that, I'd be typing until dawn.
Conversely, I could type this one: In approximately 30 days, I'll marry my best friend.
Again, the keyboard wouldn't be able to handle the words spilling out of me.
Regardless, I won't be writing about either of those things. Not now at least.
The simple truth is that for the past year, I've been planning both my wedding and my first directorial effort. Now though, both are mere days away. I'm not scared of either, and that's what strikes me as most frightening of all. I'm ready to be a man, a husband. And I'm ready to challenge my heros, to see what I can do with my visions and thoughts.
Neither road will be easy, and ultimately, only one matters. As long as I have her, the rest is easy. Because for the first time in my life, I'm not trying to make a movie or make art for me. I'm making it for us. It's my job to take care of her now. To take care of our future children. And this is the best way I know how to. I love her so much, and every thought is with her in mind. It may seem odd to some, as doing something like this is innately a selfish, seemingly egotistical act, but I assure you... it's not.
I'm doing this as much for her as anyone else.
I have much to write, and much to say. But right now, there is work to do.
I love you John Hughes, and I love everything you inspired. So let's find out if that means anything to my future... shall we?
Casting is underway.
Talk to y'all real soon....