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