This is an ever-evolving story of a girl writer and her two greatest loves, the movies and travel. As she hikes the trenches of Hollywood, you're brought along for the ride.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Kid-Like Dreams With Grown-Up Realities

I got a new job on a TV show and because of that, it leaves little time for much else.  I'm happy for the job, but I have a longing for something... something called free time.  Does that exist for people?  It used to exist for me, but now I just have my weekends like the rest of the working world. And one of those 'weekend' days seems to always be eaten up by errands and laundry and before I know it, Monday rolls around again.

That being said, I'm thankful for job security and having the opportunity to work consistently.  And as much as I miss having my own time to do things, especially write, the little kid in me is excited that some of the things she dreamed of long ago have come true.  Namely, that I (the grown-up big kid) work in the film and TV industry.  

Some things in life are meant to be, but very few things happen by accident.  I worked hard to make things happen for myself, but I very much believe in dreams-- especially little kid dreams.

As a kid, I used to hold a tape recorder to the TV screen and record the music of the logo intros to movies.  Then, I'd play the music back, close my eyes, and pretend that I was working in the movies.  I could be acting, directing, writing, producing or behind-the-scenes.  It didn't matter.  I just wanted to be a part of it.  That's what mattered most.  The dream that I could be a part of it, too.

And now I am.  So if any aspect of your kid-like dreams has become a reality, congratulations.  You're doing what you're meant to be doing.  And if those dreams have faded, brush 'em off and get crackin.' There's still time... to live out your dreams no matter who you are.

Here are a few of the logo intros that I remember fondly from childhood.  Even today, I can still identify many studios and production companies solely by their intro music.

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