Hey guys! Happy post-Thanksgiving!
So, I know some of you follow me on Instagram (@beccarooweaver) as well as our June Falling Down account (@junefallingdown), but to the rest of you…um….I got some new stuff going. Not film related (well, not directly…more below), but really really important to me nonetheless.
Y’all. I’m taking care of my health. And I’m becoming a virtual health coach.
Yeah. It’s real. And it’s happening to me. And possibly to you?
Seriously, though. Let me back up.
You know about June Falling Down, right? You know how it’s a movie based on losing my dad to cancer, right? Maybe?
Oh. Yup. Health matters.
It feels crazy and random, but it’s not. My health is so deeply important to me. That I’m okay. That my family’s okay. You can’t prevent everything. But you can do your best. And you can make sure you feel your best while you’re around. That’s where I’m at.
Also I’m doing a lot, too much at times. I’m writing new scripts, I’m in charge of self-distributing June, I’m auditioning all the time. And I have a couple day jobs.
So I need a strong foundation to take care of me while I do all of that. And I didn’t have it really until this fall.
I acted in every scene of June Falling Down, and in some of those scenes, I’m really really sick. I lost my voice several times while shooting that movie. We have behind the scenes footage of me whisper-directing to Chris while we shot some of my non-dialogue scenes. It was too much.
I was sick a lot after shooting June. And then I sat around for a year and a half editing and fixing post-production on the movie. And then we just spent a year and a half at film festivals having drinks and flying on airplanes and getting burnt out and recovering over and over.
It was too much. And the thing is, I don’t see it slowing down. I wrote two scripts this year (one was mine, the other was a rewrite). Those knocked me out. And I’m amping up to write another that I’m aiming to finish this spring. I’m also kinda sorta starting to write a play. I’m also planning to shoot a short film this winter and possibly even another next spring. Not to mention I got some acting gigs coming up.
I’m not slowing down. And I cannot get sick. I cannot be as tired as I was making June. And I don’t want to feel uncomfortable in my body.
So I’m on a health program that I found, of all places, through Instagram, through another cool, hardworking chick I found to be my coach. And now I’m becoming a coach.
And it’s super corny and I LOVE IT.
And, yeah, it’s a new day job. And I’m psyched. I’ll talk your ear off about it if you ask me. (ps – embarrassing, but honestly, who cares – I do in fact have before and after photos…)
And guess what? We got a new group starting on December 4th – that’s Monday. All ladies. 21 days of workouts and nutrition and accountability. Not perfection, just progress and encouragement. And I can’t wait.
And during that time I’ll also be researching like a crazy person for my next script. Because everything keeps moving forward.
[Oh! And if you’re a lady, I have a mini free group going on right now on Facebook. It’s called Light in the Dark and it’s all about grounding ourselves for the holidays. It’s four days – tomorrow (11/30 – Thursday!) through Sunday (12/3). If you wanna join, click here or send me a message.]
And if you wanna join our winter wellness group on the 4th, send me a message at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’ll tell you all about it. No pressure. Just enthusiasm going on over here.
Because life’s too short not to feel amazing. Because people die young all the time. Because we need to be our best while we’re here.
Corny? Yeah. But it really matters to me. So I’m doing it anyway.