— How much control do you think you have over your fate?
I believe a good 90%. I say 90% because the work I want to get into is all about the connections you make. I want to be a camera operator in films and to really achieve that job you can't really go into an office and apply. You have to meet people in the business and they recommend you to film it. After while you keep building your resume with films and then you get hired left and right. I bring back the 90% because I have to get myself out there to meet people. I can't just sit around in Maine and wait for the phone to ring, I have to start making connections right away after college. The other 10% relies on the people I do get to meet and work with.
— Do you think you will be better or worse off than your parents? In what ways? Why?
That's hard to say.. My parents both have very different jobs the what I want to do. My parents do well for themselves, and I don't quite know how much a camera operator get paid. It depends on how much work I can get as an operator to determine if I'll be better or worse then my parents. I'm hoping for better off, but I don't quite know yet.
— Do you feel your fate is already predetermined by your lineage — your parents and ancestors? Or do you feel you are in the driver’s seat in determining your own success?
I strongly believe I'm in the drivers seat taking action on my own dreams. Of course I get pushed along from time to time but I feel like I have the control. No one in my family has ever gone near the industry I want to be in so I would finally be doing something different. Both my dad and grandfather were salesmen, so I'm going the complete opposite direction. Most of my family has found success, so I do think I will be able to find success as well.