This is an interactive journal

It is designed for you to journal from Matt’s experience, also known as “Artist-Inspired” journaling.

How it Works:
1. Pause at moments when the story resonates with you.
2. Pull out a notebook and begin journaling. Free write distraction free for as long as you can. Pause and Play at your leisure.
3. Towards the end of the story, there is a journaling prompt for you to reflect and answer.
4. Go to the last 20 seconds of this video for the journaling prompt.

Three ways of Journaling

A) Write down what the artist said that you can relate to and start journaling.

B) Respond to the Journaling Prompt at the end of the interview.

C) Respond to the artist quote that we have chosen for each interview.

Journal for 15-40 minutes uninterrupted.

Matthew Smit, knows a thing or two about patience and persistence. As the marketing manager for Insomniac and producer & Co-founder of Minimal Sessions, with Tyler Rouse, Smit, who goes by his industry name, “Shmitty,” opens up to Love Story about his process pushing through from the grind into the LA techno industry. He also gives his insight about how the industry is beginning to open up about mental health topics like depression and anxiety.

Interviewed by the Founder of Love Story, Mingjie Zhai, Shmitty reflects on his transformational moments, including the long hours of being alone which gave him the space to tap into his artistry to keep producing.

Producer: Ryan Stabile; Interviewer & Editor: Mingjie Zhai; Camera: Adelie Buclier; Sound Engineer: Johnny Dodge


“Now that I think about it, more and more artists are talking about it. It’s something that we all struggle with.”- Shmitty

Reflect on moments when you have noticed the sad parts of what you are going through. How could you connect with other like minded people and relate on an artistic and creative level?

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We are a 501(c)3 non-profit publication, educational program, and production company whose mission is to inspire the broken-hearted to transform pain into a passion, choose self-expression over self-destruction, and create your love loss into a three-act love story.

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Founder & Producer

“You have to keep breaking your heart until it opens.”-Rumi

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