So many influences pull us away from our own path. Sometimes it seems like everyone around us (and society at large) has an opinion about what our lives should look like. And even if we set out to make our own path, it’s easy for outside influences to creep in and nudge us off course. It doesn’t take very many nudges to change our trajectory completely.
I don’t want to live society’s version of my life. Or, my co-workers. Or, my friends, parents or sibling’s version of my life. I want to live my version. The life I’m made for. The one that my personality and experiences have perfectly shaped me for. The one written, edited and produced by me.
This podcast is about asking myself – and you – weekly “What if” questions that help move me step by step toward that best life. The podcast episodes will be available on Sundays and each weekday morning, I’ll send a short actionable email that relates to the episode. If you’d like to participate in those, you can sign up here and then meet me over coffee each morning to apply the week’s question to your own life.
One of the ways I’m going to process the what if question for myself is in a piece of artwork or an illustration. You’ll see that image as the episode artwork each week. Since this pre-episode is a podcaster’s version of an “About Me” page, I used the artwork to share some ways I’m moving toward my own best story.
Episode Artwork: Unwritten
In Unwritten, the dragonfly represents my struggle to become who I’m designed to be and how denying who we are is futile. When we work with our nature, however, we soar. Get more on why a dragonfly in the audio above.
The blank notebook page represents my conviction that we can choose to live a better story, no matter what has come before. The lyrics of Natasha Bedingfield’s song (yes, I think I butchered her name in the episode, eek, sorry Natasha!), “Unwritten” expresses how I feel about potential and possibility. She wrote the song for her brother’s 14th birthday, but I believe it applies at any age. It does a great job at sharing the spirit of what this podcast is intended to be.