I cringe a little bit when people ask me what I do.
What do I do? I do a lot of things. It’s kind of hard to explain. I do things that run in lists in my head, things that stress me out, but ultimately, things that keep me up at night with creative anticipation.
I love my job.
What I actually do is that I’m a Storyteller at a missions organization called Adventures in Missions. (Isn’t that the best job title?)
My job has a couple of different parts to it, but one main part is that I’m a member of our fantastic video team. I spend about half of my time in a back room strung festively with café lights, and sit back to back with a group of wildly talented videographers. It’s fantastic.
We venture out every once in awhile to film someone who is making the world a better place – occasionally hopping on a plane with a million pounds of gear to chase down stories around the world.
Then when we’re back, we crawl back into our cozy little room where we weave hours of footage into a two-minute masterpiece. (… that’s the goal, at least.)
I love my job for a million reasons. I hate going to bed at night and refuse to take naps. My mind is so full of things I want to learn and create and do, and going to bed sometimes feels like a waste of time.
I truly feel like I wake up every day and fulfill the purpose for which I was put on this earth.
I tell stories.
Early in February, I had the amazing privilege of going on a short trip to Guatemala. It was led by a great man named Jeff Goins who wrote a book about what happens when your life intersects with God. I traveled with a fantastic group of people that, by the end of the week, felt like family. We met amazing people, hung out with the cutest kids, and spent time talking and dancing with the most beautiful abuelos that I’ve ever met.
And the best part was that I was there to tell stories. I trucked around Antigua with my camera, filming the experience as it unfolded.
It was an honor to capture the stories that happened that week.
And now I get to share it with you!
Here’s a small snippet of the world I exist in every day – a small portion but one I’m incredibly proud of. 🙂
[vimeo http://www.vimeo.com/63106135 w=500&h=281]
Want to go on the next Wrecked trip? You can!
(Photos and videos taken by Stephanie May for Adventures in Missions)