"You are important. Somebody loves you. Somebody needs you." Two years ago, I got to meet Christen Press, forward on the Chicago Red Stars and U.S. Women's National Soccer Team, and she shared her story of resilience and hope with honest sincerity to a couple of strangers so that we could share it with the Internet. Today, this little video has reached over 10,000+ views on YouTube and continues to resonate with me as I try to find my happy in this wild, chaotic world. It's a reminder of why I love story-telling and the community that it fosters. Everyone's story is important. Everyone's story contributes.
Yesterday was the last day of my internship at NBCUniversal, and now as I am thrust into the uncertainty of the adult world, I remember this video. I remember the simplicity of film and television without all the politics. I remember the heart, the comfort, the shelter that stories have always provided me and hope that I can continue to do the same for others. #onwardsandupwards