|Springfield, Dallas, London, Kenya|
All right. Deep breath.
After another lengthy retreat from the blogosphere, I am back. This seems to be the trend, and I am actually ok with that. For a while this past summer, I was having a difficult time reconciling my desire to connect via social media (Facebook, Twitter, LikedIn, etc) with my desperate need for an interior life. I found at the time that I couldn't cultivate one without neglecting the other and, ultimately, spirituality won.
While I consider myself a private person, I also acknowledge the role that social media can and has played. It is because of Kickstarter that I was able to raise money to travel to Kenya in May. Many of you good people promoted the campaign on Facebook, Google +, Twitter, etc, and it is because of all of your help that I was able to travel to Kenya to film the backbone of "Kenya: Until Hope is Found."
Needing to raise funds for air travel and promotion of the first version of "Kenya: Until Hope is Found," I set up an Indiegogo account and, again, so many friends and well-wishers came through. I can't even begin to describe how grateful I am for all of the support. It means so much to me that so many of you believe in this project as much as I do. I consider it to be the most important film I have EVER worked on, and it has brought me to my knees as much as it has made me jump for joy.
As I write, I am in Dallas, Texas, waiting for my flight to Kenya via London. I am very excited to be returning with the documentary (excerpt here), and I commit to blogging about my experiences as often as I can. In return, y'all will commit to commenting on my posts as well, yes? Leaving a comment lets me know that I am not just making a journal entry (which, by the way, I try to do daily for mental health and serenity). I deeply appreciate your support, not just financially but morally as well. For those of you who are the praying kind, hold me up to the light every now and then.