It's been a year. A year since I lost my full time job and ventured off into the freelance filmmaking world. What a year. I've been able to travel for work, take on new clients, and learn from amazing people. With the year anniversary of my independence, I finally launched my business, RIVERINE CREATIVE. 

RIVERINE CREATIVE is a creative production company that makes engaging video content. It's exactly what I've been doing for the last year. However, it's way more professional now that it has a name, no? I am incredibly excited about this new endeavor. I have a new perspective on business and I am so thankful for everyone who has supported me so far. I also want to thank all of my past employers that, as their own business-owners, taught me so much about the process. 

With the launch of RIVERINE CREATIVE, I am going to make this site a little more personal and fun. I want to make it more of a curated place of my favorite things. This blog will be dedicated to travel and life. Let's see what I'm writing about this time next year! 




The 20 Minute Adventure


It's Monday. Your head has been foggy all day. The to-do list gets jumbled and daunting. You've just got to escape.

Get those shoes on. Put some comfortable athletic wear. Channel your inner outdoor woman. Pretend you are about to climb a mountain. But maybe you don't live near mountains. Maybe it's not even a hill. But there are areas to walk. Just go walk. 

Walk for at least 20 minutes. That's the amount of time it takes me. Put headphones in and turn on music that makes you feel like you're the star of your own movie, or turn on a podcast that inspires you and takes you out of the moment for a little bit. 

Sometimes planning an outdoor adventure can cause a bit of anxiety. Where to go? What can you handle? But just walking, right outside of your house, takes no planning. Look around, maybe there will be something you notice that you have never noticed before. Walk along the sidewalk, through a neighborhood bike path, whatever looks walkable (as long as it's in a safe area) walk it!! 

20 minutes is nothing. It's the amount of time you spent reading blog posts. So just take that time you usually do watching an episode of FRIENDS, and go outside! Even if it's just to get the mail!

I try to do a "20 Minute Adventure" every evening after dinner. My preferred time is sunset. I'd love to know what kind of "20 Minute Adventures" you have gone on, or will do! Follow me on Instagram (@caro_jphillips) and share with me your adventures. 

Walk a day

The weather has been insanely nice for the past two weeks and while I'm worried about the obvious signs of global warming, it's good for my health to get outside and wander. Working from home is nice, but I find myself locked in my apartment all day and I become a hermit. So, to combat that, I've been exploring around my neighborhood. Friday I took my DSLR with me, instead of my trusty iPhone 7 Plus, and grabbed some photos. 

I didn't intend for it to be a black + white series, but I was feeling it and so that's what happened. ;)