Things I Am Into #6

Not everything needs a lot of commentary; Things I Am Into is a place to dump media that inspires me today.

nine year old reporter Hilde Kate Lysiak

9-Year Old Reporter Breaks Crime News, Posts Videos, Fires Back at Critics by Tom Jackman

“I just like letting people know all the information,” Hilde said Monday. It’s also what she sees as her career, no matter what stupid adults might say about the future of journalism. “It’s just what I really want to do. And crime is definitely my favorite.”

You may have already come across this story on your Facebook newsfeed, but I really just wanted to highlight this young woman, Hilde Kate Lysiak, for working hard at what she wants (even in the face of haters!). At only nine years old, she has a dream and is unafraid of the amount of work involved to get what she wants.

Here’s what Hilda had to say about the backlash about her age and the material she covers: And for those of you who think I need to mind my place, I’ll make you a deal. You get off your computer and do something to stop all the crime going on in my town and I’ll stop reporting on it.

Bam!

What is your dream? What can you do to work towards it, even when people say you’re crazy?

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Things I Am Into #5

Not everything needs a lot of commentary; Things I Am Into is a place to dump media that inspires me today.

Marketing is not just a career interest of mine but a personal one as well. Clever ideas and stories are a way to connect people, not just make money—even if you have NO professional interest in advertising, take a look at this short video about a Coca-Cola campaign.

Lots of people in marketing talk about omnichannel marketing (AKA integrating digital and real-life experiences when interacting with a brand through ads, shopping, etc.) as what everyone should be doing right now…but so few people have really gotten it “right.” This Coke Zero campaign shows that when you do get it right, it’s like magic.

Things I Am Into #4

Not everything needs a lot of commentary; Things I Am Into is a place to dump media that inspires me today.

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Today I’m loving my Rosie the Riveter socks! I got these at No Bare Feet in San Diego, just before I ran a 15k race this past weekend.

Rosie reminds me to get up and do something larger than myself. Today I:

  • Am spending time with my family before heading back to school
  • Made a donation to the Steppenwolf Theater’s program for high school students to see shows for free, improving access to the arts around the city of Chicago

What are you contributing to today?

Things I Am Into #3

Not everything needs a lot of commentary; Things I Am Into is a place to dump media that inspires me today.

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I came across Rupi Kaur’s poetry and drawings on #InternationalWomensDay when a couple of my friends shared the above photos on Facebook. I thought they were beautiful in their simplicity and immediately wanted to read more.

Rupi is from Toronto and writes poetry and performs spoken word. Last year she came  out with a poetry book called Milk and Honey. See more about her and her book on her website.

Here are some more of her poems that I love. All images from Facebook.