Thank you...and a posting I made after starting this...
First off I want to say thank you to all of you whom have been helping spread the word as well as contributing to the film!!!! here is a little something I wrote right after launching the project...
So last night I launched the fundraising to complete the film I started almost 8 years ago!!!! And it was in that moment just before launching that I had shown the trailer to a friend and was given the reaction that makes me want to push this project more than anything. Since I set out on this journey to share my story.. I have been bombarded with people whom also have a similar story and once I open my heart to the pain that addiction has had on me it is amazing to see others do the same.
Drug addiction is around us in so many ways, within most families there is usually some sort of addiction that is occurring with either a close member be it a sister, a brother, a mom or a dad, or more extended, a friend, an uncle an aunt and the list goes on. The thing that has inniated this creation was the simple fact while I was dealing with my own mothers addiction I felt so alone. I felt like people would look at me differently if I was to share my story, so I hid it. i hid it for years afraid that people would think I was flawed. By doing this it created so much repression within it that it eventually started to eat away at my soul. little by little it was consuming my joy and that expression of self...but thankfully after healing I am able to see that there is NOTHING in this world that would make me less than what I am... nothing:-)!!!
I want to open up the conversation of addiction, I want to see people lifting up that carpet and sweeping it out so it can be healed and exposed. There is NOTHING wrong with Addiction it here to teach us so many things. However, we have to see that behind all that darkness there is light... and the more we expose it, express it, heal it, love it the sooner it will not hold the same effect on our lives and the ones we love. We are not flawed because we loose our grounding some times and need help, love and support from others. It is the beauty of being part of a grand community so that we may be there for one another, and to learn that when we think there is nothing we can do to help... we realize it is just in holding that love for another so that they may find their way.. that is doing it all!!
So Thank you!!! to each and everyone of you whom have been there for me in so many ways... most not even knowing the struggles I had been going through, and it is NOW that we have this opportunity to come together to show unconditional love and learn true compassion for one another!!!! And thank you to that beautiful goddess that I held in my arms while the tears streamed down her face exposing the pain addiction has had on her life that I never knew about before.. it is that courage to open our hearts no matter how much it hurts that keeps me going!!!! xoxo
and in closing I just wanted to let everyone know I am going to create a website where we can all share our stories and you can get updates on the film!!! look out for www.tothemoonandbackfilm.com
pledged of $2,500 goal
seconds to go
Feb 27, 2011 - Mar 31, 2011 (30 days)
Pledge $15 or more
those pledgers whom back the film with $15.00 or more will receive a full length DVD of the Documentary upon completion.