There aren’t too many events or things in my life that stand out which I’m proud of. Sure there may be one or two incidents here and there that I’ve done that made me happy, but nothing so significant that it has made me swell with joy at the mere thought of it.

When I was ten I was on an episode of Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman. I didn’t get to meet Jane Seymour, but to skip school to play a farm girl with a bonnet was pretty exciting, but not the most exciting thing I’ve done.

When I was sixteen, I went to New York City with a group of friends and helped rescue a young girl who was lost on a train. I ran non-stop for almost a mile and a half to the next train station to get her. I was so happy to help her when no one else would, but I think I was more pleased with the fact that I ran continuously for anything other than food. That was great, but it still doesn’t feel like the best thing I’ve done.

At twenty-four, I graduated from my Master’s program with a 4.00. That was cool, but since I barely use the degree so I guess that doesn’t really count.

But at thirty years old I think I found the event, the thing that I did, that has made me the happiest. I made my first music video! It may sound silly, but to record a song was scary. To be in a studio singing into a mic was terrifying. But to take an idea and see it grow to its fullest in spite of being apprehensive about it has to be the most rewarding thing I have done. It’s difficult to do something outside of your comfort zone and it’s just as hard to ignore the words other people may say. But to move past that and do what makes you genuinely happy, regardless of how crazy it may be, is the best feeling in the word! In doing that, I created a music video about a restaurant I love, Helados Pops. I got to work with an astute music producer, a creative graphic designer, and an amazing director and producer. With their help I was able to bring a dream to fruition and ultimately create a project that I am immensely proud to have said I completed. Sorry Jane Seymour, little girl, and grad school, but this is the best and most exciting thing I’ve done to date.

To see why it makes me so happy, click play!

8 Responses

  1. evseats

    Ha! I loved it!! This is so much fun Danielle! Great job on the video! And I feel you, ever since you introduced me to Helados and I had it, ice cream quite hasn’t been the same. lol

    • Danielle N. Salmon
      Danielle N. Salmon

      LOL! That makes me so happy to hear Evi, I’m so so glad that you love it Evi and yes Helados is amazing right??? Ice cream will forever be different now!

  2. missreverie

    Sweetheart!! I love this so much and congratulations for stepping outside of your comfort zone and making this parody video happen. You are so inspiring, Danielle. I hope you know that! Heheh. I watched this and I felt so excited for you and I can see your excitement while you’re acting out those scenes. The cutest, ever. And brave! You know I love reading you and can read you like a book, but watching you in action is oh so much FUN. I would so cancel my ‘cleanse’ just to have that yummy ice cream with you. Love you, babe. Please continue making parody videos or anything else that gets your heart pumping. 😀 You slayed it! xoxox

    • Danielle N. Salmon
      Danielle N. Salmon

      Shanaz!!!Thank you so so much and thank you for supporting it. It’s so so scary but it was so fun the whole way so I appreciate it so much. You’ve always been so sweet and I love that I know you and have you in my blogger world because you’ve made it so much more exciting! <3 <3 <3

  3. alexis

    Oh my gosh, this video is amazing and sooo funny! Your expressions are so hilarious and I totally cracked up watching it. I love it!!! You’re beyond talented, and I definitely need to go get that ice cream like now.

    • Danielle N. Salmon
      Danielle N. Salmon

      Ahhhhh Alexis thank you so much for your super sweet words and awesome support. This was so scary to do so you gotta know it means so much that you love it AND that you were a part of it. THANK YOUUUUUUUU! <3

  4. evolvewithmary

    You were on an episode of Dr. Quinn Medicine Women? Now that’s exciting. What you are a hero also??? OMG Danielle you are freaking amazing. Whoop Whoop on your Masters Degree. Its a huge accomplishment. I’m so happy you found something that a feeds your soul. That’s how I feel about my art. I just hope I can make a good living at it one day. Love this video anyone that’s been on a cleanse can totally relate. I know I can

    • Danielle N. Salmon
      Danielle N. Salmon

      Mary! Thank you so so much. I’m totally not a super hero but the question nonetheless is awesome to read hehe! I appreciate your kindness since we met online and adore how you too are so creative. I have to check out your art and I will put it out to the universe that you will, WILL, be able to make a living from it =]

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