Happy New Year


This was what my new life looked like. I first saw it through a tiny window in an airplane.

Two years ago, on New Year’s eve, I sent an application for a scholarship to a Documentary Film Directing Program. I had no certainty on anything, but I had decided to just give it all I’ve got when I sent my application video.

I distinctly remember, telling myself to ‘just be myself’ and see where it goes.

Many times, I thought being myself was never going to work, so I rarely gave it a shot. But when I did, that one time that I did, I wasn’t let down.

Happy new year.

I hope you have great, big, roaring, tight rope walking, uninhibitedly dancing crazy dances, dreams.

But more importantly, that you have the quiet trust in your(not-particularly-sure-of-everything)self to make a small effort toward that dream. Because sometimes, though it didn’t a hundred times before, this time, it just might work.

Published by Venice De Castro

Venice De Castro is documentarist whose curiosity is observing how personal and societal transformations manifest in everyday life.

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