A few days ago I shared my origin story here. I described the moment I decided… realized… the moment I discovered my motivation for being a multilingual person. Ok, being multilingual is not exactly a superpower, but it’s what I got, so I hope you’ll play along.
I want to know your origin story. What was the moment: where were you, what were you doing, what were you smelling… the moment you decided/realized/discovered your motivation for becoming a superhero.
Listen, if you always knew, then give us a moment when you decided. If there’s no decisive moment, then MAKE ONE UP; that’s called an “origin myth” and we like those too. Nobody wants to hear a boring, unspecific story. None of those superheroes that I’m watching movies about have boring origin stories, so MAKE IT GOOD.
Remember how to describe a moment; it involves a time, place, sights, sounds, and ACTIONS. Extra points for smells and textures, that makes stories really good.
Please leave your origin stories in the comments of this blog, either by typing directly in the comments or by blogging in your own blog and leaving the link in the comments below for us to find.
You know who you are. I won’t call anyone out by name but… Katie. Frank. Rob. Yes you, Rob. And the rest of you all too; if you have an origin story about becoming that super accountant; the math teacher, the jazz trumpet player… who ever you are, please share with us: what was the moment that made you… you?