We finished filming and were rapping up at the location by midnight. It was a crazy last few hours. Three days on set, eleven hours of sleep, one trip to Denny’s. It was a two hour drive to get home from Orange. I was nearly moved to tears when I found a gas station with a Dunkin Donuts open at two in the morning. With five dollars left to my name, I bought a bic lighter, an iced mocha regular, and a lemon donut. I arrived home at 4:20 AM. I’ve spent a lot of time driving long distances by myself in the past twelve months and I understand now how crucial it is to stop and not try to force myself to stay awake. I am lucky to have worked on this project and, although I can’t say I am fully proud of my work thus far, I left that night feeling rewarded and fulfilled. As I limped down the dirt road back to my car, I stopped and let the serenity of the night sky wash over. I might never have an experience like this again.