Wait. So you're saying I have some skills around writing. The book was good, or readable rather. But your next step isn't to get it polished up for editing. And instead, I should spent the next six months creating or building a platform that could create momentum around the kind of stories I'm seeking to tell?
India here we come!
I did it. I did it? I did it!!!
Re-entry is the nice missions word for, “I'm home. Now what the heck do I do with my life?”
“So does this mean I get another Make A Wish trip!?” “No. Sorry. You only get one Make A Wish.”
"There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure." - Paulo Coelho
Even though affirmation was the root of my performance, neediness, and seeking the approval of my peers - no one had ever called me out on it. Even if I knew it somewhere deep inside me, I’d never named it before…at least not that bluntly.
I got good at being on stage. At some point I loved it. At others, I hated it. It some ways affirmation, or being the center of attention, was another drug in system. One I knew how to administer myself.
Now…I don’t know that there’s an exact formula or recipe to this thing – but definitely some key ingredients to move us along in the process. Here’s what I do know. The best stories are ones of transformation. I once was – I now am. I once thought – I now believe.
Felt like my first day of school last week having to introduce myself to the other members of the program for why & what I'm hoping to write. And I have homework. Like actual homework with deadlines to be accomplished each week.