The first film I saw in theaters as a child was Walt Disney’s Aladdin. The year was 1992, and I was 4.
It. was. a. trip.
After the film, my parents drove me across the mall parking lot and treated me to Arby’s. I didn’t know there were screens that big or that cherry turnovers were a thing until that night. As we left the city and drove more than 90 minutes back to our home, in the dark - I sat wide awake in the backseat of our Chevy van watching the visible stars, and wondering what other treasures the universe contained that I had yet to discover. My curiosity was piqued, and my imagination was on fire. I’ve been trying to keep up with it since.
I love stories, all sorts of stories, and the process of discovering stories, and the people who tell them. I have spent the majority of my life seeking out opportunities to hear the best stories. I strive to learn from the greatest storytellers. I’m grateful to have come of age in the most prolific era of storytelling in history. From Apple, Netflix, and Broadway to pre-school "Show and Tells" across America, we are surrounded by opportunities to drink in the most compelling, vivid, and visceral tales of all time. it’s enriching, enabling, and inspiring. I love it, and I aspire to be better at telling my own stories.
In life it seems as though we’re all always right in the middle of our own stories, and it can be hard to sort out the “ends” and the “beginnings.” It’s why I believe in the work we do here at Ticked. One of our central focuses is to dive in and gain a greater understanding for what keeps you going through the twists and turns, as well as what stops you dead in your tracks.
My more common ticks - Working with creative people to bring something to life! Swimming, food recommendations from people that turn out to be a party for your tastebuds, discovering new things, consistently learning, my children -
What ticks me off - Wasting time, Not automating a task because "it will take too long," 24/7 news broadcasts, pretentious house pets, aka - Cats: Broadway to Bombay.