Monday, April 7, 2014

Ira Glass just may be my idol

THE GAP by Ira Glass from frohlocke on Vimeo.

Ira Glass just really picked me up. (Isn't he the best?)  Because while I'm trying not to be embarrassed about what I'm about to admit, I am.

…Okay fine, I'll just say it… Sometimes I get really anxious that I'll never achieve anything creatively worthwhile. 


It's embarrassing to admit this because 1) it acknowledges the total lack of effort and quality of product I've put forth thus far and 2) this sentiment puts creativity on a pedestal, somewhere I actually don't necessarily think it should be.

Creativity is great and all, but I know plenty of people who thrive when the world is at its most orderly and scientific, and I respect that completely. But lately (as I'll write about at length later) I've had an insatiable urge to write, and I've realized that when I'm doing this - writing, working with images, even coding - I'm totally in my flow. And there's something to that - gaining this satisfaction that can be gotten from nowhere else.

So anyway. When I watched this video, Ira Glass just picked me up. He's been bad at his craft, too. He's been in that state in which his work just didn't live up to his product, and that's reassuring to hear. It takes time. It takes practice. It takes just doing it.

Here's to practice.

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