Share the Wealth with Jessie Sarber: Tired & Inspired
by Mark Chmiel
I’m in my late twenties, and I’m deep in the Struggle. A lot of people my age are in it too (though it’s definitely not unique to us): wanting to do something fulfilling with your life, but not being able to make that happen. For some of us, it’s not knowing what the meaningful thing is; for some, it’s not being able to afford to pursue that thing; for some, it’s related to fear of failure. For a lot of us (me!), it’s a combination of these things. What I’m doing now is giving me insights and ideas into what I want my life to include. A big part of that is the writing project I’ve been working on since early August–Tired & Inspired, a guide to using the enthusiasm and inspiration you feel at a fan convention to make daily life more like con life. It’s something I am selling, which sets it apart from all the other writing I’ve done in my life.
At this Share the Wealth, I’ll talk about the purpose and birth story of the Guide (including what a fan convention is–think ComiCon), my process of working on it and where I am now (still in the thick of it), trying to balance it with other projects/life/jobs, and not knowing where I’m going from here.
I am a huge nerd, a writer, an avid reader, and a whole bunch of other descriptors. You can find out more about me at my blog, or by following me on twitter, @jesstothefuture. You can find out more about Tired & Inspired here!
Sunday 20 November
Potluck dinner begins at 6;00 p.m.
Jessie begins sharing at 6:45
At WeAlign Gathering
4125 Humphrey Street
St. Louis, Missouri 63116
Enter on Humphrey or in the parking lot and enter around back.