Today I had a few reasons to be thankful, besides the normal things. The first is that I had the best crew for the new Every Day Minerals campaign. Everyone had a team attitude, worked like family, laughed and assisted where it was necessary. I am further thankful for Southern California’s amazing winter weather. It was about 80 degrees in Laguna Beach for the entire shoot, not a cloud in the sky and the clearest blue water around. Maybe that’s why there are about 5 reality shows based out of Laguna Beach, or so it seems.
Finally, I am thankful because I recognize the opportunities in my life and I realize how lucky I am. I realize that it was a lot of hard work, continued hard work, and great luck but I am thankful because I get paid to work in locations like the picture below. I’m just some kid that was a refugee from Afghanistan, raised in a very low-income area and a product of a loving family. I’m by no means a hot shot and if I ever become one, you’ll never catch me admitting to such a thing…if I even realize it myself. I am simply thankful because I could have been in Kabul right now, I could have been in a refugee camp, I could have been dead, I could have been a victim of so much. Instead, I’ve been given many opportunities.
Anyways, I hope everyone has a great week ahead of them. The new images will post very soon and I am on to the next project.