You cleaned and purged. Every item in your house brings joy. What about everything in your life? Now what? Now you have the opportunity to create the next big improvement in your life - your story. Are you telling the right story?
When you tidy up - did you notice that each item you held, each item you kept was saved from the Goodwill because of its story? If you can’t bear to part with an item, it’s because it represents a story.
Story delivers meaning. Story explains the lumpy ashtray on the mantel. Story is why we keep things, keep people and keep on course.
The big question for this course: Is your story the same one you began with? Have you been telling one story but actually living a different one? Living the plot of an old story is like wearing fashion you wore in the 9th grade, expect now you’re 46. No longer a fit.
Our stories change. Our whole life is one big choose your ending novel. We need stories to create meaning, and we need meaning to just get out of bed. Find meaning by discovering your story.
Catharine Bramkamp holds an MA in Creative Writing and a BA in English and a professional certificate from SSU specifically for Social Media.She has worked for four years with medium size companies as their Chief Storytelling Officer in charge of quality control and creating the social media output that matches and enhances the core values and message of the company.
She realized that story is what makes this all work -in your company and in your personal life.