Who am I and what am I here to do?

This season every title of the QBR interviews will double up as a journal prompt for our community's exploration. This week's prompt is brought to us by my conversation with Caty Pasternak.

For me, right now, this is who I am and what am I here to do...

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Today's prompt feels rather loaded and with reason. The idea of exploring who I am and what I've come here to do, is something I've thought about my entire life. 

Today I am....

I am a child of the cosmos, so acutely aware of how important and unimportant I am as being of this planet. I am taking care of myself in a new way because I feel things in a very deep way and if I don't focus on the good in the world, I easily become overwhelmed by it's troubles. 

I am a dreamer who believes in the potential of the human heart. I am a woman trying to navigate what it means to create, connect, consume and care in a way that allows me to feel like I am doing something with my life, without getting so busy that I miss out on what really matters. And I am unable to tell the difference.

Today I am here to ...

Forgive myself for the unconscious decisions I made before remembering my true nature. I am here to let myself be seen, without letting my fears keep me from standing in my light and living out my truth. I am here to try, over and over, for the rest of my life, to show up for my desires. As they stand true today and as they evolve. I am here to be human, to make mistakes and find my way.

What about you Brave? What comes up for you when you think about this question? Feel called to deepen your practice? Check out 9 more journey prompts I created inspired by my convo with Caty.

What is going on beneath the surface?

This season every title of the QBR interviews will double up as a journal prompt for our community's exploration. This week's prompt is brought to us by my conversation with Devon Walz. 

For me, right now, this is what is going on beneath the surface...
 

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Amplified awareness of my waste: I've explored and implemented some awesome ways of reducing my waste that I am super proud of. I am an avid thrift shopper and constantly donate gently used goods and clothes to the cycle I receive from. Living in Vermont has given me a chance to exercise my composting muscle. And I'm a total 'how can I reuse or repurpose this?' kinda gal. 

And yet, as of late, because of beginning to follow more zero waste accounts my awareness around the subject has amplified. Not in a bad, 'I'm never gonna get this right way'. Instead it's a 'wow this is SO amazing'. How many more ways can I continue to deepen my inquiry, understanding and choices?'

As someone who has a dog, a teenager and a partner, I wonder how to navigate it all in a way that doesn't overwhelm me. Because I don't want feeling overwhelmed to lead to giving up. Luckily I have a partner who is always up for exploring these ideas with me, so I'm thinking we can start with a list of ideas and go from there. 

It doesn't sound like a lot but I've come to recognize that the simplest act are what create the lasting change I seek. And in the meantime I've got two favorite accounts that keep me feeling encouraged. Meet Andrea Sanders of Be Zero and Stevie Vanhorn of Trading Waste for Abundance.  

What about you? What comes up for you when you think about this question? Feel called to deepen your practice? Check out 10 more journey prompts I created inspired by my convo with Devon.

 

On the Other Side of Brave

Every year for the past four years or so I sit down to reflect on the year that's ending and envision what I'd like to call in for the new year. I usually Desire Map and complete my Year End Ritual as per The Not So Big Life book. This year I'm adding a daily exercise to the process. 

For the next 31 days I'll pick a question, journal out it's answer and share it here in this space. As an avid believer in placing your attention more on what you want to cultivate, my questions will focus MORE on what I desire to call into my life and LESS on what I intend to leave behind. 


It's also why the series is called On the Other Side of Brave. Because

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