Back to School: TED Talks to Get You Pumped for Your First Day

back to school TED talks for inspiration
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I went to NYU for Film & TV and had the entrepreneur’s spirit since being a tot when I contracted chores out to my older sister for a profit (ha!). I run Hello Lucy Design (a web management and design biz) full time as well as Editorial Direction for As a full-of-energy go-getter, my motto is “Why the heck not?”. I'm a mid-western girl who has worked for the BBC in London, Nickelodeon in NYC, and Jazz Aspen Snowmass in Colorado. One of my proudest accomplishments was serving as Co-Director for three consecutive years for the Fusion Film Festival of NYU, celebrating women in film, TV, and new media.

If you’re like me, the words “back to school” filled you with 2 things.

  1. extreme excitement for school supplies shopping (yes I think I do need that set of neon mechanical pencils!)
  2. butterflies

The butterflies we feel on the days before school starts are full of possibility. What will my new teachers be like? Will they understand my awesomeness? I think I’ll try out for the musical this year. I can’t wait for soccer practice! Maybe I’ll make new friends…

What these butterflies-in-our-stomach boil down to is possibility. A new year and anything can happen.  Here’s 5 TED talks to get you jazzed about this land of possibility.

Remember what Rookie Mag Editor-in-Chief Tavi Gevinson reminds us: the figuring-it-out part is glorious. Enjoy the ride. 

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