Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Celebrating my first DVD


Beth and I went out to dinner after viewing my first full-length DVD of the Louisiana Peer Support training. Beth was so moved by the film, it was more interesting to watch her reaction rather than to watch the film! She has been such an angel to me. I honestly don't think I would be at the point I am without her encouragement and sheer belief in me. She pushes me to the limit sometimes, especially when I don't feel ready to step outside my comfort zone . If I waited until I was "ready" I doubt I would be holding this DVD in my hand right now. I have an actual product I can use now to show people what I do. It's like my new business card. I plan to sell the DVDs I make from now on, and this will help offset some of the expenses involved. I will also be posting segments on this blog of whatever project I am working on at the time. Tomorrow I'll be going to another training called "I Have a Story to Tell: Trauma Transformation Peer Support." It's a small training being held over 2 days, but I know all the people in the training -- and Beth is the instructor. All the participants know I am coming and they are welcoming me into the classroom for filming! Considering that the subject matter is highly personal, this is a huge thing for any filmmaker!

The good news I promised to tell you at a later date is:

(drum roll please)

I quit smoking! Totally! For good! Forever! I've also been hitting the gym every day -- and I even went swimming yesterday! I haven't been swimming - in an actual swimsuit - for about 20 years. So there are many boxes I am stepping out of, and it feels wonderful!

I feel like my life has just taken off, and I am riding the wave and having a blast!

I hope you enjoy the video. It was made fresh after the first viewing of my first film. It is an event to celebrate, and I feel like the Universe is celebrating with me.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

congrats!...on so many achievements. hope the trauma training proves to be meaningful for you.
sue

Gianna said...

so how so I buy a DVD?

Jayme said...

Thank you, Sue! Today went well, and it was inctredible how candid everyone was in front of the camera. I am very impressed with this group!

Gianna, you are the first to ask about buying a DVD! Okay NOW I am encouraged! I actually plan to have a website with an order form for all the DVDs, but for now you can email me at jayme333 at bellsouth dot net and we'll exchange information. I'm asking $20.00 per DVD. Whether or not you buy one, I am incredibly honored to be asked!

What a wonderful day this is!

Bob said...

Jayme, I've been watching you grow and transform over the last year or more on this blog. Good to hear about quitting smoking. I finally had to cause the nicotine triggers seizures in me but it's good to be free. That was my last addiction.
You're on a good path and I look forward to following you farther. You are an inspiration

Jayme said...

Bob, it's so good to hear from you! Congratulations on freeing yourself from all addictions. Not too long ago, my sister and I tried to find someone we knew who had no addictions. We found one person. Now I'm seeing more and more. You are an inspiration to many, Bob, including me. Thanks so much for dropping by!