After 6 months of over-thinking, stalling, and more stalling, I am finally posting my inaugural video for the Living Proof Project.
The idea for this project came to me when I went back to school in 2009. In school and since, I’ve had the chance to meet people whose stories were proof to me that the life my heart was telling me I could live, could actually be lived. Meeting people who had courageously charted a unique career path, who took an idea and made it into a business, to witnessing what a healthy and loving relationship looks like – their stories were proof of what I only imagined was possible.
This project came to life upon realizing that just by having access to real, very human stories, I could start to believe that I too can do the same. Hence, the name – “the living proof project”.
This site is for those who are seeking. This site is for those who need that extra nudge to pursue what their heart is telling them. This site exists to light a fire with the embers that are flickering in your gut. This is a project to show you that if there is a vision you have for the future that you are itching to make into a reality, there is someone out there who is living proof that if they can do it, so can you. And I believe that in the end, you’ll find that it’s never about the details. The secret to their success lies in their courage and how they chose to approach their lives.
As will become clear when you hit play for my first three interviews, I have never used a camcorder before nor have I ever interviewed anyone. My questions aren’t perfect. I interrupt with my loud laugh. You’ll hear me “mm hmms” often. And since I definitely don’t know how to edit videos, for now, the videos here are the long, uncut, full-length versions. But I didn’t want to let those details stop me. It is my hope that those shortcomings won’t keep you from connecting with the powerful stories that these individuals were courageously willing to share.
Mixed with these interviews, will be snippets of my own stories, and stories I find on the internet that align with the vision for the LP project. And at first, the interviews will be with people whom I know personally. Their stories may not speak to you as they still speak to me, but this is just the beginning.
The idea is to make accessible stories that one would typically disregard as being unattainable – to show you that you too can do the same. When I say “do the same”, I do not mean make the same choices and live the same life, I mean writing your own story.
For those who are seeking, feel free to share your story with me and the kind of “proof” you are seeking, and I will do my best to find living proof for you. For those of you have a story that you wish to share, or if you want to interview someone who has been “living proof” for you, email me and we’ll publish it on this site.
My email: mo @ thelivingproofproject.org.
And without further ado… let the concept that I dreamed of, which I had the courage to realize because of the people you will soon meet…. now commence.