tl;dr: In 2011, I was tired of being chained to my Blackberry (ha!) so I decided to live 90 days completely off the technological grid; no cell phone, no internet, and no TV. Somehow the story got picked up by the popular press and I ended up on Good Morning America. David Perez (creative recruiter at Leo Burnett at the time) saw that interview and offered me my first job in advertising.
With no other method of communication, I got really good at writing letters. Well, "really good" depends on who you're asking.