Figuring It Out
I’ll bet you I’m not the only one who, at some point in their life, wasn’t sure what they were doing. I was accepted into Creative Communications, but before I started CreComm I knew I had to prepare myself for what was to come. I talked to multiple CreComm grads and learned about the heavy work load that I would be, and now am, completing.
A scary thought went through my mind.
“What happens once I graduate?”
I began trying to figure out how I was going to get from point A to point B in my life. It was and still is a stressful thing to think about. Then I remembered Rhett and Link. Rhett and Link call themselves “Internetainers”. I have been following their work since I was in grade 7 so I am very familiar with their work ethic. They started a YouTube in 2006, and they’ve grown to have over 4 million subscribers. They started a podcast called Ear Biscuits three years ago that feature many, many different types of people. This podcast has really helped me realize how many different paths there are in life, and that you never know which one you’ll take, or where it will take you to. It is honestly really great for my mental health. Whether I’m listening to it for pleasure or for information, I always enjoy it.
For example, one of my favourite episodes is with Mamrie Hart, who is a 31 year old actress/comedian/writer. Rhett and Link ask her about how she went from growing up in a small American town, to moving away to a life of drinking, partying, and never going to class in university, to living from pay check to pay check in New York, to establishing herself in the entertainment industry. She worked hard to get where she is, and hearing about the steps she took and the problems she faced really helped me feel calm about the steps I was, and still am, about to take.
There are many more episodes that I find are truly helping me through my journey with communications. I highly recommend giving it a chance because you can and will learn something useful from each episode.
You can follow their Twitter account here, which has links to all of their past episodes, and will have links to the future episodes of Ear Biscuits. It’s free to listen on Soundcloud here, and iTunes here.
The podcast is sponsored by Lynda.com, that website you’ve probably heard about that gives great video tutorials of all things technical. If you’re interested in learning more about you DSLR camera, or just video editing in general go to Lynda.com/rhettandlink for ten free days on the website.
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Find the YouTube Channel mentioned above here