When I was a teenager I was OBSESSED, with certain bands and television shows. The biggest culprits were shows like My So-Called Life and Felicity (don’t judge, the writing was excellent). These shows were more than entertainment for me, they both reflected and inspired my life. And as an angsty, confused teenager, they comforted me to no end.
They were also what sparked my interest in television writing, specifically the coming-of-age genre. I wanted to move others in the way that I had been moved.
These shows made me more creative. There was the “evil Felicity” Halloween costume I created. And then there was the video I made for MTV’s FANatic…
(Thank god that thing never aired… Though perhaps it lay the groundwork for film school?)
I’ve always had these mini obsessions. It’s just that up until I saw Alex Noriega’s post last week, I hadn’t equated the obsessiveness itself with being a multipotentialite. But now I see that they’re completely related!
I loved Alex’ cartoon so much that I asked him if I could share with the Puttylike community. He kindly agreed.
A big thanks to Alex for letting me share this with you.
Did you have sporadic obsessions growing up too? Did they make you more creative and help you develop new skills?
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