I’d just say to aspiring journalists or writers—who I meet a lot of—do it now. Don’t wait for permission to make something that’s interesting or amusing to you. Just do it now. Don’t wait. Find a story idea, start making it, give yourself a deadline, show it to people who’ll give you notes to make it better. Don’t wait till you’re older, or in some better job than you have now. Don’t wait for anything. Don’t wait till some magical story idea drops into your lap. That’s not where ideas come from. Go looking for an idea and it’ll show up. Begin now. Be a fucking soldier about it and be tough. – Ira Glass
I’m so inspired by his call to action! This blog may be becoming my version of post-it note affirmations attached to the bathroom mirror. “Be a fucking soldier about it and be tough.” I’m trying, Ira, I’m trying.
If I could take only one thing to a deserted island it would be the entire catalog of This American Life. (Guess I’d have to smuggle in a solar-powered iPod as well.) I love hearing more about Ira Glass’s process over at TIA. I also use and love Wunderlist so happy to know I’m in good company.
Photo via and full story at lifehacker.