I've had the privilege of working on some pretty amazing projects in the past year, but if I'm being honest, I'd admit that writing the "We Are Wenatchee II" script takes the cake. Without a doubt.
The good folks at the Wenatchee Valley Chamber of Commerce came to me last summer and asked if I'd collaborate with the crew at Voortex Productionsand write the script to the second installment of the "We Are Wenatchee" series. If you haven't seen the first video, it's nothing short of amazing. It's gone viral and has been watched in over 150 countries. Talk about big shoes to fill.
So, I began to wrestle with it. I love this place for a million different reasons, and I was being asked to sum up what makes this valley amazing in roughly three minutes. I'll be honest and say that I struggled, and not because I didn't know WHAT to say, but because I wanted to make sure I said it right.
I stared at my computer screen. Nothing. I scrubbed my house. Nothing. I went for long runs in the foothills. Still nothing.
And then I went to Maui. And because I had nothing on paper and a deadline, I did the unthinkable and brought my laptop with me. To my surprise, the words wouldn't stop. And because I'm being honest, I will admit that I wrote the entire script in a matter of about 10 minutes while sitting on the balcony of our condo overlooking the Pacific Ocean. I wrote the script to the video designed to capture the essence of my favorite place, from my second favorite place.
And there you have it. Sometimes inspiration strikes at unexpected times, in unexpected places. But thank goodness it did, because collaborating on this project is one of my highlights of recent memory. It has been an honor to say "We Are Wenatchee."