As of this moment that is how many people I have reached with my story Try Not To Blink. A number that completely exceeded all of my expectations. Hitting over 100 likes on Instagram is awesome but reaching over 6,000 readers… I am blown away.
This incredible experience would not have been possible without the Wish Dish. When Bryan and the WishDish team reached out and asked me to write a personal story that could be shared with the community I was honored but a little nervous.
I am, by all means, an average writer. I took English classes because I had to and, as a marketing major; most of the content I produce is confined to a 140-character limit. I had a great story to tell. I had just lived the best three months of my life traveling around Europe but I didn’t know how to put it into words worth reading.
The WishDish not only provided a platform to share my story but friendly guidance and feedback to help make my story the best it could be. And I am grateful for their efforts in helping me produce quality content that students and members of the community would not only want to read but benefit from reading.
“Try Not to Blink” is one of my favorite works and will forever be a reminder to myself of the experiences I had abroad. Writing this piece allowed me to take the time to reflect on my experience and share my advice with other twenty-somethings looking to explore the world. I am so excited for the other members of this community who are making a difference with their stories. The WishDish embodies the word community. Challenging individuals to share personal words or works of art, inspiring readers to create and innovate, and defining millennials by individuality.
I wouldn’t want my words to represent anything else.