When it comes to writing, I’m usually a perfectionist. I pore over my words, check its cadence, and double-check its grammatical correctness. Perfectionism has its place, but it also has its price. It is this perfectionism that often stands between me and self-expression. Over the last year, there are many things that I have wanted to write about — but which I haven’t — because I didn’t have the time to craft a post that I felt that I would be happy with.
My upcoming summer storytelling internship in Los Angeles is about being driven by my emotions, rather than my intellect. It’s about passion over strategy. And so with this internship, and this blog, I will experiment with a different approach. I vow to prize quantity over quality. I vow to prize content over beauty. I will make mistakes. I will stay stupid things. But in the spirit of my journey it’s about going with a feeling, putting myself out there, and seeing what happens.
I hope you’ll join me as I embark on a cross-country journey to Los Angeles to try my hand at storytelling. I’ve included my original blog post – below — which describes the journey that’s gotten me here. Now it’s about making it real.
Off we go-