After watching the PBS American Experience documentary on the history of Silicon Valley and learning about how a lot of creative minds can meet in one place and create some amazing new inventions was really inspiring to me. It makes sense to me how all of these people would travel to one place and work together, but it's not always as easy or convenient in timing with the start up of Silicon Valley and the technology age.
I enjoyed listening to the commentary in the documentary on how all of the new up-and-coming entrepreneurs and tech geeks moved out to California to start a new life. It reminded me of how it felt moving to Los Angeles and interning for Vanessa Mooney, a jewelry company based in LA, all summer long. It was inspiring to see Vanessa's network of friends and creatives assisting her with running the business, marketing and promoting her successful jewelry line. Watching the history of Silicon Valley made me realize how certain cities bring people with similar interests together. Similar to how Silicon Valley attracted some of the smartest and most innovative brains to the west coast, Los Angeles attracted me and many other kids fresh out of college to the city because of the entertainment and fashion industry.
I realized that people are capable of amazing things, but it also takes the right time and place for someone to foster an amazing idea. After college I hope to move away to a city that allows me to harness this creativity, with peers who have similar interests and in an environment that can really let the ideas flow.
It made me realize how important it is for me to find this place of creativity where I can be in a creative, yet competitive, environment that'll keep me motivated to keep creating new projects that get better and better because the work of my peers keeps pushing me forward.