In the past seven days, I’ve shot a balloon with an arrow at the Pasadena archery range, practiced cha-cha one night and learned break on two salsa another, put on boxing gloves and sparred with my self-defense partner as we learned headlocks and groundwork, learned the basics of Python and how to hack a computer to redirect to Bing everytime you type in “Google” (nefarious, I know), and am going to a concert on Friday in Hollywood and the Getty on Saturday for live music. All while being a student and while working on a feature and a dramatic TV spec as well as post-production for my web series and holding down part time jobs.
It’s my belief that in order to write interesting stories, we have to collect interesting experiences. This can be done on a budget with an impossibly busy life, and can take many forms.
Here are three methods of finding adventure on a budget: