Chalk'n Up the Summer
Hi Y'all!! First off, Kimberly made it safely to Alaska and is most likely roaming the Alaska wilderness with Perry in hand(on her free time anyway). We all miss her here at home as i'm sure y'all do to in the blogosphere.
i guess i'm one of those "few surprises" Kim mentioned in her latest post. i'm Nathan, her oldest brother. i'm terrible at bios so i'll give you my "to-do" list for this summer: slackline, swimming, play guitar, learn banjo, read Relationships a Mess Worth Making, reread David Copperfield, sleep, work with dad, play guitar, eat lots of food (i prefer saying "i'm ten pounds stronger"), annoy my siblings, forget everything EE related. So now you know a bit more about me :)
i'm pretty sure Kimberly only said yes to me guest posting because she was too distracted preparing for the Alaska trip to fully realize the consequences. This worries me, what if she repeats this and says yes to some knuckle head who decides to propose to her during final exam week. We both know that's a ridiculously exaggerated example; but placed in the context that this is the same sister who just this summer realized the Blogger logo is a "B" and not a misshapen "8", all i can do is laugh- and stalk every eligible man she meets(joking, i don't have that much free time. If you watched the video then you may realize i actually do).
Perhaps you've watched the video already, maybe not. If you have then the one thing you'll notice is the millions of things wrong with the video. All of them bug.bug.bug me. It's made me question my motive for excellence. Who am i trying so hard to please? With each person i a have a relationship or even a chance meeting with i craft a role i want to play in that person's life(however small and generic like "be myself"- what does that mean?) and a role for that person to follow as well. From the scripts i give others, i create false expectations that ultimately fail everyone. God's been teaching me to peel back those scripts and blueprints. He has a story that's so much better for the both of us. The role i cast on myself and others is so limited and blinded by my pride and understanding. The realization that my Heavenly Father is crafting a story for His children that surpasses anything i've seen yet get me so excited. The part that i'm learning to live a truth is that the story is happening right now!! i'm not completely sanctified, yet He is inviting me to be involved in this massive epic, an orchestral piece fit for the greatest symphony of angels, a story that centers Jesus.
Even with all the mistakes in my film(using the wrong lens, small animations as opposed to large, varying speeds of the animation, not using Perry for the intro sequence, off beat playing), i'm sharing it cause like me its a work in progress.
p.s. i took me day to finish the video, but another to do the audio. so really it was two summer days and yes!! i cant wait for fall 2012!!
p.p.s props to all you bloggers. blogging is so much harder than i anticipated.
plugs: Josh Garrels~ little blue, John Mark McMillan~ economy, Ben Howard~ keep your head up, Avett Brothers~ murder in the city
posted by Nathan at 4:06 AM