There is a voice in my head, which says it is insane to share Anja’s World with you. Why? Because it’s the raw, unedited, most imperfect version of myself, multiplied by a hundred times.
Let me explain. A couple of months ago I embarked on the journey of filming myself for one minute every day. The idea was to have no script. I had only one shot at it and I couldn’t play around with my one minute material.
After I finished the project, I pondered why not make a series out of this. It’s kind of fun!
Yesterday I completed the edit for the first three episodes of Anja’s World. Each is about three minutes long and contains three of my one minute improvisations in front of the camera.
To be honest, now it feels even more nerve-racking. Because it’s whacky, it’s uncomfortable, it’s me. There is no place to hide.
The warning voice in my head screams even louder: ‘You’ve got to be kidding me! Don’t do it.’
Sharing Anja’s World feels risky to me, because it seems so off the beaten track. This is not about creating a perfect image version of myself. On the contrary!. You get to see moody me. Sometimes struggling through my days, feeling exhausted and fatigued. At other times hyped or angry.
So, why make it public? Because I don’t want to be ruled by inner voices, wanting to keep me safe at all costs. Standing by my values is far more important to me. Creating perfect, imperfect art, where the rawness is still allowed to shine through. Very much like a tree we love for its crookedness and weird way it grows into the endless blue of the sky. This is where the magic lies. Shining a light on the beauty of imperfection.
My new series Anja’s World has a lot to offer. Showing vividly how multi faceted we all are. There is a freedom to reinvent ourselves at any given moment. This is exciting!
When you enter my world, you’ll be surprised at what you find. It is curious, at times absurd and definitely unpredictable.
You might find, that parts of my world reflect something back to you. Emotions, ideas, inspirations. I hope Anja’s World offers you some encouragement to be unapologetically yourself, embarking on your own very weird, creative journey.
From the third week of September onwards, I will post a weekly episode.