Last year in August (2008) Brandice started this (August)-challenge ‘When I grow up’ on Viddler. Though my English was much worse than it is now (what’s a good sign) and my video editing sucked more than these days, I joined this challenge and made this video:
I have to admit that it’s quite shocking to watch this 11 month later. Not just because it seems that I grew a couple of years older since then.
Here is what the whole challenge was about:
What did you want to be when you grew up? Or if you’re still in the process, what do you want to be when you grow up? If you’re grown up, did you end up being what you wanted when you were a kid, or did you end up being something else, and what do you think about where you ended up? :)
Much has happened in the meantime. For example: the business I started two month before the challenge, I shut down just two weeks ago. But no matter how bad things are going, there are always these moments where I look into the direction of possibilities rather than in the direction of disillusion and becoming jaded.
The reason why I had to think about the video was the beginning of it. The part with the drawings. The first 90 seconds to be precisely. I did not mention that I always wanted to draw a comic strip. Yes, I really feel attracted to that idea, though I don’t know yet in detail where theses thoughts will bring me in the near future. Anyway, I feel that I’ll come back on this later.
Of course this wasn’t the only reason I had to think back on this challenge all together. The main reason was that I enjoyed hearing from people what they wanted to become when they grew up. Has life surprised them in a positive or negative way? Did they give up on their dreams? Were dreams fulfilled?
What did you want to be when you grew up?
I liked a lot of these video’s, but my favorite is this one of my friend Jason from Portland: