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The Gap


Being a beginner can be equally as exciting as it is daunting. You made the decision to be a beginner at something likely because you were inspired by the skills of an expert. I have found myself in “the gap” before, and I’m finding myself in it again as a student in this program. I came across this video and I wished that I had found it years ago. It verbalizes the very reason why creative pursuits are often abandoned before they ever really have a chance to begin. This time though, things will be different. I may be in “the gap”, but I can see it, and I know what needs to be done to transcend it.

I hope this video provides some insight, and inspiration to all of us beginners. Stick with it.


Ira Glass on Storytelling from David Shiyang Liu on Vimeo.


Langara Digital and Print Publishing Program