Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
Last week, St. Louis held its annual 48hr Film Project. 52 teams participated this year and approx. 42 teams finished on time. My team, SuperFriends Wanted, was primarily made of 1st timers and (with strategic planning) was one of the 42! The experience was a great opportunity to show St. Louis what some of SIUE's finest had to offer!
Two weeks after the 48hrs, judges reveal the best submissions and award nominees. They're presented in the Best of Show at one of StL's historical theatres.
Today, my team found out that we didn't make the Best of Show. It was a little bit of a let down, but it's easy for me to look passed. From the very 1st hour of the 48, we knew that SuperFriends Wanted's one and only goal was to finish on time. Since 5 of our 6 key players had never participated in an official 48hr before - we just wanted to submit a finished product to be seen by crowds and judges of the event. SUCCESS!!
Our lack of winning (being nominated for) an award our first year participating is not upsetting in the least. It's rewarding enough to try your hardest doing something that makes you (and others) happy. So, holding my head high, I remind myself that there will always be 48hr film projects....unless it gets outlawed or the apocalypse comes.
Hope this makes you crack a smile or two...