The Final Day
This is the update where I'm supposed to get all teary-eyed and profound. Or, where I wow you with "One More Thing...". But I don't have any of that right now. There's no big, epic, raging party at the finish line, no balloons falling from the ceiling, no confetti, nothing grand at all. At least, not that I know of.
And that's totally fine.
I'm not even on a set today. I'm going to go down to Santa Monica and hang out with Dustin Pearlman and his couch will be the final AYWR couch. Simple as that.
The updates will keep coming as I catch up on everything, but the road trip is over. I guess you could say now that we're heading into post-production. So it's not like this is just going away.
But I think what gets lost a lot in talking about AYWR is how important the community has been in quite literally keeping this thing afloat. Ultimately, this is your project and a document of how you collectively operate. I'm just the guy going from place to place to see it first-hand.
Without you, AYWR doesn't work. Without you, it's nothing.
Over on the blog, there's a version of this same post where I asked people to post their reactions to AYWR's final day under the hashtag #AYWRfeb18, and I'm compiling a bunch of those there. I'd love to see yours.
Thank you, from the bottom of my heart. It's been a hell of a year.
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