A Pleasant Surprise

Breakfast was out of the question that Tuesday morning, 11/25/2014, the day before Thanksgiving break. No, I wasn’t trying to starve myself for the turkey and sweet potatoes. Rather I was trembling with anticipation, waiting to hear weather or not my documentary was selected for the student film festival.

As mentioned in my last post I have been working on a documentary about my mom for the past month.

Last week USG administration was judging all festival entries and only a select few would be chosen. 15 lucky students received an e-mail that day on 11/25/2014.

Time never moved slower, the hours passed and still no e-mail, my heart sank more and more.

The next morning I ran into one of my classmates. I asked her if she received that golden e-mail, and sure enough she did.Of course, I was happy for her (she is one of my good friends after all) but a cloud of utter disappointment took over and all I could do was feel sorry for myself.

A talk with my boyfriend quickly got me back up on my feet. He reminded me that this was my first ever film, saying that work ethic is what really matters: “Your head is right. Just keep doing what you’re doing”. These words really spoke to me. My attitude changed and the world seemed all right again.

A couple days went by and, at this point, I’ve accepted the fact that I wasn’t one of the lucky winners.

Then Monday morning, 12/1/2014, my teacher sent me an e-mail congratulating me on my selection to the film festival.

I was confused. Then I received an e-mail from one of the communications administrators who also congratulated me on my film selection. The e-mail somehow did not get through to me on the day it was supposed to.

Let me tell you, there is no better feeling than when your hard work pays off. I have never been so pleasantly caught off guard.

Don't Give Up Quote

I know in my last post I said that I would reveal my documentary in today’s post.

Rather, I would like to cordially invite my fellow bloggers and readers to USG’s first official film festival!

Film Festival

It would be lovely to see you there, where you will see my final film along with films from other Communications students on the big screen!

About Layla.Katharina

I'm a self-starting storyteller with a passion for social advocacy and personal development. My goal is to engage and connect my readers through healthy discussion and sharing of ideas on various topics.
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2 Responses to A Pleasant Surprise

  1. susan2015 says:

    Congratulations! What an accomplishment!

  2. scurry19 says:

    That’s awesome! I wish I could have went to see your film… be sure to post more about it!

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