Ugh, I feel so guilty for not writing anything in a month!!!
On Friday we had our second peer reviews due, and I knew that the person doing mine would probably wonder why I hadn’t written very much. The truth is, trying to conceptualize my brand has been a challenge for me. But, I don’t want to just make excuses, so I will try to reflect on what we’ve been discussing in class over the last month or so.
On Friday I was sick, so I did not attend class, but two weeks ago in our last lecture before reading break, we discussed storytelling and how vital it is in building a brand. Lauren Cheal from ECHO Storytelling Agency came in and broke it all down for us, and even though I think most of us were just anxious to get our reading break started, I tried my best to take in all that she was saying and thought of how I could better incorporate storytelling into building my personal brand.
I think when it comes to me and my brand, it’s all very convoluted within my own head. There are three main things however that I want to discuss on the blog:
1. my experience attending three post-secondary institutions
2. interpersonal relationships in your twenties, and more specifically, dating
3. navigating the post-grad world that I am about to embark on
Admittedly, I tend to focus on number two a liiittlee too much and have actually been working on a piece for the past month or so that I would eventually like to publish. I’m just such a perfectionist when it comes to writing about personal things, and this is something that I really want to get just right. But, if I can’t get that just right, I must move onto numbers one and three!
Lauren shared with us the Pixar model of storytelling which goes:
Once upon a time, there was _______.
Every day, _______.
One day, _______.
Because of that, _______.
Because of that, ________.
Until finally, ______.
I was too scared to share with the class, but this is what I came up with to describe the last year of my life:
Once upon a time, there was a girl.
Every day, she woke up and went to school.
One day, she met a boy.
Because of that, she started to doubt herself.
Because of that, she fell into depression.
Until finally, she remembered what a boss ass bitch she is and that only she has the power to bring herself happiness.
This short story will be expanded upon in the weeks to come… I thank you for your patience and hope that you enjoy reading what I have to say!