Closing the Gap

So much has happened since I last posted on here:

Going into my last year of college, I’ve been thrilled to work on all of these projects. It is a lot of time to dedicate, but in the end it is worth it. I recently came across a quote from Ira Glass that originally inspired me to start my Dailies for February and March, but this following quote is the driving force to create and pursue my career:

Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not. But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer. And your taste is why your work disappoints you. A lot of people never get past this phase, they quit. Most people I know who do interesting, creative work went through years of this. We know our work doesn’t have this special thing that we want it to have. We all go through this. And if you are just starting out or you are still in this phase, you gotta know its normal and the most important thing you can do is do a lot of work. Put yourself on a deadline so that every week you will finish one story. It is only by going through a volume of work that you will close that gap, and your work will be as good as your ambitions. And I took longer to figure out how to do this than anyone I’ve ever met. It’s gonna take a while. It’s normal to take a while. You’ve just gotta fight your way through.” – Ira Glass, 2009

The following is a video version of the quote created by Daniel Sax:

Stay inspired everyone! Go make something and close that gap!