Storytelling with Ira Glass

Listening to Ira Glass talk about how stories are suppose to be told was incredibly interesting and informative. I appreciated his honesty about how in your first years of trying to be a productive writer and storyteller you most likely won’t succeed. Glass says “Failure is a big part of success” and I completely agree, no one can ever expect to be the best at first.

Ira talks about how any good story should always be raising questions, and one thing should always lead to the next.  Makes perfect sense, however it’s not the easiest thing to accomplish! He emphasizes the fact that you have to be ruthless and abandon crap, that its hard to get a real story so you have to put in as much time getting the story as you do to acutally tell it.

Glass shares an audio clip of one of his first recordings, then goes on to completely criticize his own work and tell the listeners how horrible it was. His words were smooth and flawless, its nice to hear that your failures if you work hard enough lead to success. Listening to Ira and his points of view, makes me want to put in more time to learn the art of storytelling and how to make things flow with no hesitaition.

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Wake Up and Live

Bob Marley once said …. “Life is one big road with lots of signs. So when your riding through the ruts, don’t complicate your mind. Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy. Don’t bury your thoughts, put your vision to reality. Wake Up and Live!”

I am a believer in letting things ride, not to make things personal that are not meant to be, not letting people or things get the best of me, and always staying true to myself. I say this because I think my personal beliefs have led me to the places I have been to and the reason behind why I have the friends I have.

Life is all about experiencing new things, meeting new people, and enjoying every minute we have.

Ever since I was a kid and had the chance to get up and go, I’ve been going. No matter what I had to do to get somewhere I made things happen. The places I’ve been to, the things I have seen, and the people I have met have shaped me into who I am today.  I wouldnt be me if I couldnt travel and see new places and I wouldnt want to experience these places if I didnt have my friends to see them with me.

I live for new adventures and the thought of the amazing new things I will learn and do when I get there. My life is one big roadtrip with a neverending map for unexplored places and new faces to be had.

To stay true to Mr. Marley “Wake Up and Live” thats all we have! Love

Endless Possibilities

Life and love and this earth have so many amazing things to offer us its unreal. The fact that every morning when we wake up we have the potential to do great things is what makes me push as hard as I can for things I want.  We never know how long or short life will be, we never know what tomorrow will bring, we have to live for today.. for the now. I realize more and more how precious life is and not to take anything for granted.

I have had some of my good friends staying with me for the past two weeks and they are so positive and full of life it makes me wonder why anyone would ever be anything less.  I’ve always been positive and was raised to be the best I can be and to be thankful for everything and everyone in my life, but when you spend so much time with people who are exactly the same way you really get an understaning of how much thats needed in life.

I guess im writing this as a thanks to them and as a reminder to all to live everyday to your upmost potential. Never give up on dreams, push for what makes you happy, and support and love the people around you.

Be thankful and give thanks.

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Tour de la Tahoe

Be inspired and inspire others on the daily.

My “family” arrieved in Tahoe on Saturday and since their arrival its been nothing but amazing times and laughter. I am blessed to have such good people in my life. Since Sunday we have been to the lake, around the lake, snowboarding, rock skipping, fish hunting, gambling and all types of ill activities! I’ve added to my family and they have added to their friends… all in all… we’ve been killing it! Here are some photos to show you our adventures….