The sacrifice

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It can be tricky deciding how much of what you care about is you, and how much of it is what your culture has told you is valuable.

I often feel this push and pull when it comes to working on my passions. Editing is lonely work, it needs to be done in quiet and it takes hours of intense concentration. But our culture, and myself as an extension of it, values relationships.

Building them. Nurturing them. Leaving yourself open to stopping what you would do alone to incorporate others.

For instance, I know I need to maintain a consistent editing schedule to reach my goals of regular uploads. But the alternative to sitting alone in a room editing is taking a walk on the beach. Exploring a new culture. Having a delicious dinner. Going out dancing. The list goes on.

But if I miss an editing session, no one I was out dancing with will sub in to sync my audio and video clips.

No one I was dining with will edit my raw footage down.

No one I was exploring with will add my titles and...