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I have been working on a book on top of the documentary I have been posting about. The book is part of my Capstone project for school, but it very closely ties into my documentary. The work completed for my documentary has been shaping the way my Capstone project is comes alive. It is extremely exciting for me to be able to work on both my documentary and book because of the level of meaningfulness they have become for me.

Working on my book has been an insightful event for me. As I worked on the thought process from the beginning I grew into a new idea which was built upon an original thought. The intent of the project is the same and still revolves around telling the individual stories of the uniquely different people who make up Salina. It has just been morphed to become a project much more meaningful to me. Talking to the people who have agreed to be part of my book, I have come to learn more about them. I have learned more about even my best friends who agreed to me photographing and interviewing them.

I have always been interested in the stories people have to tell. We all have several stories waiting to be shared to the world. It is just a manner of finding a way to share them. This is where the original idea came from. After seeing the work of Brandon Stanton and his Humans of New York project I know how I want my Capstone project to come out. I have become obsessed with the presentation of my project to the point where I have started to have dreams about creating new page layouts and designs. These dreams have become inspiration for me and due to the fact I am dreaming about the project is a sign of just how big of an impact this has had on my life, and it is all in a good way.

The best types of projects are ones you can set your mind to and be proud of. This is something which has been happening to me lately with my documentary and book, as well as a new personal project I have just recently come up with. It is in the works and will have to wait until I am done with the semester so I can devote more time and creative energy to, but this only seems to be an aid in my growing excitement for the achievements I am aiming to accomplish. All in all, I am having an amazing time doing something I love and believe in.

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