Day 7: Today, I Traveled Through Time

Photography by Sidney Diongzon

Photography by Sidney Diongzon

There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.
— Nelson Mandela

Everything has a price. The idea of starting a business is an exciting one at first, but eventually reality hits and you have to count the cost. How am I going to do this financially? What exactly is the legal process? Is this really what I want to do? These questions are extremely hard to ask yourself, but they’re good ones to ask because they keep you grounded. Reality definitely hit me today. And you know what I did? I fought back by traveling back in time. 

Whenever doubt creeps in, I find it helpful to remember the past. When I went to film school at Chapman University, I was so intimidated by my peers because their talent stretched far beyond mine. But I remembered the reason why I went to film school in the first place - I simply loved telling stories. 

You could be the guy that received a basketball scholarship, but feels out of place in your new team. Remember why you went into basketball in the first place - because you love playing the game. You could be the girl who just started teaching, and has no idea how to handle her students. Remember why you wanted to teach in the first place - because you want to educate and help people. Going back in time can be a powerful thing. And you don't need a flux capacitor to do it.

Don't let circumstance determine your attitude. You have the ability to change the atmosphere.