2017 In Review

2017 was quite the year for me. Lot's of changes and firsts. Some ups and downs but overall good. Here's some highlights

  • Spent New Years with friends in Utah

  • Read Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

  • My roommate hated me and another roommate so much, she moved out (she felt we had the TV to loud at night and didn’t listen when she asked us not to)

  • Carbon Monoxide alarm went off and we had to call 911 for the fire fighters to come and make sure everything was okay

  • Finished editing Hey Brooklyn

  • Got in my first real car accident, got a ticket and totaled my car

  • Started shooting pictures on film

  • Went to Best Friends Sectuary, Horseshoe bend, Antelope Canyon and horse riding in Zion’s with Lauren and Isabela for spring break

  • Went to Moab, Goblin Valley and Arches with Courtney and her brother -hiked Delicate Arch, stayed in my first hostel and saw petroglyphs

  • Walked in graduation

  • Went to Yellowstone with Moho, Stephanie and Pepe -explored an abandoned house, went to BearWorld and saw lots of baby bison

  • Mom was diagnosed with breast cancer and had a lumpectomy and radiation

  • Went to Writer’s Conference and talked to Jared Hess one-on-one for 30mins

  • Did a session at the Ogden Utah temple with Mom, Grandma and Grandpa Toolson

  • Graduated with a Bachelors in Media Arts

  • Moved to L.A.

  • Had to go to the DMV 4 times to get my license and car registered

  • Got 6 new doctors

  • Adopted a cat - Penny

  • Went to a test screening and was in the focus group for Wonderstruck

  • Toured 4 different production offices (Elastic, Viacom, Disney TV, Refinery29)

  • Ate lunch, talked on the phone, or emailed 10+ editors doing what I want to do

  • Went back to therapy

  • Saw Dunkirk in the Cinerama in 70mm

  • Got first real job - Refinery29 Post Intern

  • Had my first celebrity sighting (Todd Bosley from Little Giants)

  • Saw a Wind River with a Q&A with the director and saw 5 more films with Q&As

  • Went to San Diego to film a LDS wedding at the temple for Refinery29

  • Scanned and cataloged most of my families photos

  • Mom came to visit:

    • Went to the Los Angeles Temple

    • Got an ice cream filled donut

    • Did lots of shopping

    • Got an early titanic poster

    • Colonoscopy

    • Went the the Griffith observatory

    • Went to the Hollywood Bowl for the first time - saw John Williams

    • Got my first parking ticket

  • Found family names and did baptism for family for the first time

  • Dyed my hair purple

  • Had my hands and voice in videos for work

  • Went to Six Flags with 3 strangers

  • Did DIT on a 4 day Shatterbox short film

  • Had my makeup done by a celebrity makeup artist to look like a mermaid for a Halloween on KTLA new

  • Kya went missing almost 8 years to the day of having her

  • Spent Thanksgiving in Utah with Mom, Courtney and the Epling’s

  • Hiked around Bryce Canyon

  • Worked 29Rooms and a 20hr day

  • Went to Pike Place and saw the sunset

  • Got a tintype portrait taken with Ashley and Jalyn

  • Celebrated Christmas early on San Juan with Dad, Mom, Jalyn, Ashley, and their boyfriends Matt and Sid

  • A fox came up to are car

  • Pet a wild deer

  • House sat a dog and cat over Christmas

  • Won the gingerbread making competitions at work

  • Wrote letters to kids that wrote Santa

  • Spent Christmas with Lauren and her sisters

  • Did DIT for some Planned Parenthood PSAs

  • Met and interviewed Rachel Bloom

  • House sat a tripod dobermann during New Years weekend

  • Watch about 100 movies for the first time

  • Saw 30 movies in over 13 different theaters

  • Had two different double features at the theater