How changing your story today can change your tomorrow
After Tidying Everything Up - Write Everything Down
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.
I’m a lifelong journal writer, writing on something from walls to computers since I could hold a crayon (orange crayon, white wall to be precise). I have time and energy than is healthy, working with/on/in journals, doing, reading and researching. All this really needed to go somewhere, and thus, a Teachable class.
I hold an MA in Creative Writing and a BA in English and a professional certificate from SSU specifically for Social Media. Plus I teach. Plus I talk all the time.
I discovered that my greatest joy is coaching and teaching. I live for those moments of insights, a student's ah ha. Like when one wrote to her long passed father asking for help to find some important family documents. She wrote it all out on Tuesday. Wednesday morning she woke with the answer. Crazy, but it happens all the time.
I sincerely hope you too will experience that nerve tingling ah ha during this class. That's what I want most. That's why I'm here.