Nick on set...

Nick on set…

All kinds of exciting changes happening for the Costaras family….

  1. I’m working furiously on my new online business (launching soon-soon!)
  2. We finally have enough money to finish renovating the 2 downstairs bathrooms – so, now it’s a frantic rush to have them finished in 2 weeks…
  3. … while Nick simultaneously works on another two music videos for Joe Niemand (Nick’s previous music videos for Joe include this one,  this one and this one).
  4. Nick has just received a fantastic commission – he’s going to be editing a new feature film – and it involves 6 weeks of shooting in a small town in the Karoo (and 3 solid months of editing afterwards)…
  5. … which means that the kids and I will be packing up and heading out for a while too!  We’re going to do a bit of a family road trip (instead of hanging around Joburg waiting for Nick to finish).  The film producers are also organising us a house to stay in… so we’ll spend some time there… maybe go to the coast for a while – and I would LOVE to visit my cousin in Limpopo too!
  6. So… we’re doing a mini version of “Living on the Road” – until August when we “actually” live on the road.
  7. And the best part is that we now have the means to rent our home instead of sell it (which means I can store our sentimental stuff in the back garden store room – and rent the house fully-furnished)… which means a LOT less pain-&-suffering for me!  (yay-zers!).

I also had an awesome chat with my mom over coffee yesterday at Pappachinos (a wonderful restaurant with a huge, enclosed playground for the kids – and great food).

Mom really challenged and inspired me to be more “me”…. with my business, with my writing, with LIFE in general.  I have been self-editing for so-so-so-SO (!) long… decades even.  And it feels like I’m slowly emerging from my shell to become more of the unique, creative, irreverent nutter-Heather (that I am)… and less of the people-pleasing, continually-monitored-&-self-edited Heather that has tried so hard to be “liked” (and not piss anyone off) for way too many years.  Life is too short!

And – one final bit of news:  we were at the black-tie, red-carpet launch of “High Rollers” last night – a new drama on SABC 3.  For my South African friends, it starts on the 2nd April at 20h30 on SABC 3.  Our good friend, Josh, is the creator & director… and Nick shot and edited the title sequence… which is here: