Everyday Small Things

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Our little trip to Paris & French Open Video

I have had a love for media and content making for a long time and my dreams came true last year when I was accepted to do a work experience placement at the BBC making a new landmark television series called Rise of the Continents which is currently showing (I will post my thoughts soon).  Working within such an incredible team really inspired me to try to create some short videos (and to blog).  Most of my videos have been pretty terrible as I’ve played around with software, but here is the first one that I am ready to present to the world.  Drum roll please…

Please bear in mind that although ‘able’ I am certainly still learning!  But I have enough tools in my toolbox now that I have really enjoyed making this l’il vid!  So please enjoy and let me know what you think!


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Everyday Small Things – Wisdoms

Do just once what others say you cannot do and you will never pay attention to their limitations again.

– Captain James Cook

Net game

Photo thanks to Roland Garros website

So I love watching (and playing but that has truly not happened for years) tennis.  As you know I recently went to the French Open to see two days of tennis.  WL and I had a great time and were lucky enough to see both less known and really well known players on the outdoor courts.  Which brings me to this quote…

I find athletes (or for that matter anyone who achieves sport or art etc professionally) so inspirational.  Yes you hear about their doubts from time to time, but they have that inner ability to truly believe in themselves.  One of the things that draws me to tennis is that throughout a match you see the individuals go through their ups and downs (I am currently watching Azarenka vs Sharapova in the Semi-finals do this point by point… arghghgh the tension!!!).  There is nothing like seeing a champion down, pick themselves back up from a point that seems hopeless to come back and win the match.

This really speaks to me because I didn’t find the profession I wanted when I was eight.  I have many interests and sometimes discussing these with others causes me to doubt myself.  There is that flicker across their face doubting your ability to achieve that thought.  Well, why couldn’t I achieve an idea I’ve thought of?!  So that’s why this quote speaks to me.

Have you ever had someone doubt you?  Did their doubt stop you from following your dream?  Or how did you overcome the doubt?  Please share – any suggestions here will always be appreciated!

P.S.  Today is the men’s final at the French Open.  Who are you going for?  I’m gunning for Djokovic!