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Friday, September 30, 2005

It's Been One of Those Weeks

I've had a hell of a week. Aside from everything surrounding Rascal it's been a full week. Here's a rundown of what I've been doing at work:

  • Redesigning the artwork for a series of devotional resources that my dad and I have written over the past few years
  • Preparing our new collection of Elements - backgrounds for digital presentations
  • Developing a presentation for one of our clients to be duplicated within a week (500 copies)
  • A stressful event
  • Developing the design for a client's new website
  • Gathering together, duplicating, and preparing many of our products for sale at an upcoming convocation
  • Trying to keep my head about me at work while in the midst of the emotional rollercoaster that is my life

Last night as my dad and I got back after a long evening, we found a message waiting for us from a person at EcuFilm - a division of United Methodist Communications (UMCom). They currently offer two of our dramatic videos (UMAC winners: Change of Heart and The Widow's Mite) and potentially our most recent Rite of Passage. After reviewing Elements they would like to offer it in their catalog and are interested in the now-soon-to-be-started volume two. Other good news is we are now in the early stages of developing our next dramatic production which should be released next June.

We're a small company but we're trying to do what we love and it feels good when others see the quality of our work and the value it can be. Just one example: Rite of Passage is about a dying church that needs to decide whether to be in "maintanance mode" or to "die with dignity" to help others to live. We heard a story about a local pastor who showed it to her church, they realized that the congregation in the film was a lot like where they were at, and they are now begining to turn themselves around.

I think we're doing a good thing. And it's exciting to see how people respond. It's been a busy week, a hard week, and it's easy to get bogged down with the stress. I'm proud to be working with my dad and doing what we do. As pessimistic as I can be sometimes with life and all its incarnations, I really am hopeful for whatever comes next. It's just hard sometimes.