Okay. So here’s our first project. Let’s answer some kickass questions about life. Answer them from your heart–not based on what you think others might want to hear. Some of these questions might be easy. Others may cause you to think a bit. There might even be a few that you have difficulty answering right now. That’s okay. There are no pass/fail grades for this project. It’s what you want to make of it.
I’ll jump in here as well and answer a few of them, too.
What’s always on your mind? If you were in a bookstore, what section would you gravitate toward first?
I’m always thinking about creative projects. Something that gets me energized and using my brain. Colors, sounds, photos… When I go to the bookstore, I automatically head for the “self-help” and “bargain” sections. I love to look through books to see how they’re designed.
What are three things you care about most, other than family, friends, and meaningful relationships?
What positive things do people say about you? What do they thank you for most often?
Who inspires you? Who would you most like to be like? Heroes/heroines… role models?
I am inspired by Brené Brown, who talks about the courage to be vulnerable, Elizabeth Gilbert, who has an amazing gift of being able to write and a dry sense of humor, and Marie Forleo, who has managed to do what I’m trying to do here…but with MUCH more polish and style! Of course, I’d really love to have the joy of life and ability to tolerate others that my grandmothers had.
When you’re at your best, what does it look like?
When do you feel most powerful, passionate, free, incredibly useful, and inspired?
If you had a chance to be known for something special or unique, what would it be? What’s the legacy you want to leave behind when you depart this world?
What is your biggest fear? What’s the thing that scares you most in life?
Okay, I’ll jump back in on this one because it was one of the most difficult for me to answer. My biggest fear is that, in pursuing my writing and sharing my truth, it will hurt others. When I write, I like to be in my own space. Sometimes I feel that I’m being selfish by doing that.
What scares me most in life? At this age, things like cancer and never being able to get out of debt keep me awake many nights. I am a master worrier. I need to get over that.
…and the big one?
What do you REALLY want for your life?
So… how was that? Do you notice anything in particular about your answers?
Do they provide you a glimpse of what you desire for your life at this point in your life…and in the future?
Which questions were hardest to answer and why?
Please feel free to share your thoughts in the “comments” below if you feel comfortable. Let’s get a dialogue going here!
Or… if you’d like to share your thoughts with me privately, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Next week’s project?
Uncovering the layers of the past to reveal who you are today. (Yeah. Heavy stuff.)
We’ll look at experiences and events (positive and negative) that have impacted and affected you in some way. Then, we’ll take those events and create a “six-word story” about your life.