Welcome to Laurasmagicday.
While full of challenges, 2014 was a year of miracles. I met myself in the world and this has changed me in ways I could have never imagined.
Thank you for letting me share this moment with you.
I was not supposed to be trekking the Everest Base Camp trail. My journey began as a five-week research trip for a screenplay I was trying to write at the time. Before it was over I would write the screenplay, meet Jane Goodall, help with Global Dental Relief in Nepal and so much more.
The real magic happened when I trusted myself and the unknown more than the plan.
Happy Holidays you, dear reader, and a very Happy New Year. I’m honored to be on this journey with you. Thank you. Here’s to our adventures in 2015.
I’ve just retitled this blog to say “stories about travel, spirit and passion” I originally thought I’d call it “stories about travel, resilience and self-discovery” but I really have a hard time spelling resilience and it sounds kind of clinical to me. While I’ve learned many lessons about resilience, my stories really are about spirit. Then there’s self-discovery, which is certainly a common theme in my work. I feel self-discovery is a part of living passionately. As is intuition, fun, love, joy, pain, heartache, enthusiasm and the list goes on. So I decided to explore and illuminate spirit and passion in my work going forward. My work now encompasses filmmaking, fiction, travel writing as well as screenplays.
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A Visit to Dracula’s Castle The Los Angeles Times
Phil Spector’s Fateful Evening The Los Angeles Times