Our journey, is merely three months old, – we are far from home and but we are on a daily adventure, the big question I ask myself is : “are we being led to our destiny?” Time will tell. And what is a destiny anyway?

One destiny we all concern ourselves with, sometimes forgetting other destinies : is money to cover our expenses, needs, necessities, goals and perhaps greeds. Yes money does help of coarse, but should it drive our destiny?

Was it destiny that our car was towed away or was it negligence?

The fine was EURO 114,00 – & they don’t lower it when you plead unlike in South Africa where you could possibly do a deal or just have a compassionate officer who lowers the amount due.

Another big destiny question is what is the destiny of my company Boomtown Films, a business birthed some twenty years ago , built on pillars of integrity and excellence.

One of the aims in Europe was to access funding for films, then bring them to South Africa, where the exchange rate is suitable thereby bringing great production value to projects. Furthermore Boomtown Films is a level two BBEEE company now, which opens us funding up to 40% in rebates from the DTI. This offer may make bringing projects easier in a highly competitive market. This is my responsibility to keep the ship in South Africa growing. A new destiny, a new opportunity.

Work sometimes robs us of LIFE which is so short, one has to make each day count, it cannot be replaced.

Today was one of those days to live to the full, – we cycled over 20k/Km along the beautiful coastline, and at 8pm hopped into the Douro and paddled for 1/2hr. What a way to close a day off. This shows you can mix work with play. One just needs to make time. We think money is the most important commodity, but is it? Is TIME not the most precious commodity one is gifted with?

its great to see people having fun, some fight for fun like what we saw in Porto this Weeknd with the soccer, Manchester City vs Chelsea and passionate supporters almost like an army embattled on and off the pitch? Manchester’s destiny was to loose!

Others choose to have practice to be the best they can….

I figure, I cannot control my destiny as much as I would like to. Instead I choose to control what I can each day.

Bruce Mac from Porto the City of Angels

Published by brucemacdirector

Telling meaningful stories whether they shorts or features is what gets me out of bed every day. Passionate about those captured in slavery. Biographical films (The Perfect wave with Scott Eastwood) and (Biblical epic Samson with the late Rutger Hauer, Jackson Rathbone, Billy Zane and Taylor James) My recent short films Beat The Curve, Sex Tourism Labour have been awarded best shorts across the globe in 2020.

3 thoughts on “JOURNEY OF LIFE

  1. Heya Bruce, your destiny is going to continue to lead you closer to fulfilling your dreams and those of your children as individuals…

    Love is what ultimately matters. You guys have that by the truck load… Money is a means to an end and one can minimise ones needs but still enjoy life… Excess is where the trouble begins… But excess in any form is bad… I know…

    I think you guys are brave and truly embracing your environment, car being towed away and all… Sorry about that and know that feeling too…

    Challenges are the things which we overcome more readily when living a balance life, filled with love, laughter and fun experiences… Not necessarily involving large quantities of money either… Anyway less is more in reality. Too much can’t be appreciated properly…

    I think you will find in time your manifestations, beliefs, faith, hopes and dreams are being seeded and are growing everyday. They will yield a beautiful tree with loads of fruit for all to enjoy and share… That is who you Are!!! Who You All Are!!!

    Miss you and sending love and positivity!!! Jenxox

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  2. Hi Bruce I enjoyed your story and appreciate the truths you speak in terms of keeping the correct balance of needs in our lives. Best of luck with your mission as Portugal opens up again. Cheers Tony


  3. Love hearing about your experiences, thoughts and insights that you express so honestly, Bruce. Sorry about your car being towed. Love to you all.


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