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Last week I took a risk that was scary: I pitched an article to Relevant Magazine. If you’re reading this blog, there’s a good chance you’ve read Relevant. If you haven’t, Relevant is a Christian magazine that looks to marry the church, the arts, and modern culture. Either way – Relevant is a huge deal to my generation. Getting a spot on their website would be gigantic for me. In researching Relevant to make my pitch, I watched a video from their founder about how and why Relevant was starting. In the video, he had a quote that stuck out to me. He said: When you see something that isn’t how it should be, you can do two things. You can either criticize it or be part of the solution. For years I’ve written about this idea of “changing the world.” For many of you, it’s an idea that is…
One of my goals for 2015 is to take This Isn’t High School to the next level. It’s what led to the design change and some of the other things you’ll see in the coming weeks. To help with that, I’m currently in a writing course taught by Jeff Goins called Tribe Writers. The first section of the course is all about finding your “voice” as a writer. To help me with this, I need your help. You, the reader, can tell me a lot more about my “voice” than I can. I’ve included a short five question survey below that I would love to have your feedback on. It’s completely anonymous so feel free to be as honest as possible. I’m a big boy. I can take it.
What if… What if the world around you could be different than it is now? What if the status quo didn’t have to be the status quo? What if you – the person sitting in front of a laptop or reading this on a cell phone – could radically impact everything around you for the better? If you could do that, would you?
On Monday I wrote a post on why you should screw up your life. I said fear paralyzes us from going after what God’s calling us to. His invitation may screw up the comfortable lives we’ve spent years crafting. In writing that post, I had a nagging voice in the back of my head. The voice kept asking a question: What if I’ve already screwed my life up, but not in a good way? Unfortunately we all make mistakes. We may have the best of intentions and still end up blowing it. Maybe it’s getting married before you were ready and having the marriage fall apart. Or maybe it’s failing at a job over and over. Or maybe it’s getting two college degrees and a mountain of student loan debt only to not use any of the degrees. Oh wait, that last one hits home a little.