8/26/2018 0 Comments
Today we are claiming our freedom to begin, again. Tomorrow we will begin moving our pencils and pens across the page and our fingers will move freely across the keyboard for five minutes a day for five consecutive days. Join us for the live community experience on August 27, 2018 at 6:30 am PDT on Periscope, at 4 PM PDT on FacebookLive with a YouTube video available with the prompt a bit after midnight.
There is a positive energy field when we choose to begin again. It might feel slightly scary to you - it actually feels a little bit scary to me. I have written once today and I am going to write again, as a warm up for the week. Are you ready to write a bit?
Here is my writing, hot off the ends of my fingertips - #5for5BrainDump Style:
I usually procrastinate when it comes to being a complete beginner. I am being honest here, completely vulnerable and honest – so let me be the first to raise my hand and tell you that any confidence you are seeing is because I am a leader so I feel compelled to wear my leader hat.
It is like when I started traveling alone with my kids: because my focus was on making them comfortable, I acted like I knew what I was doing and was totally comfortable but I wasn’t.
I am much better off when I am squiring others. When I go alone in to a new situation I dread it. I am not wild about it. Sometimes it may vary but I am talking about the norms.
The norms are, when I am new, I feel awkward and bumbly and embarrassed.
What I would rather feel or like to feel is confident: even alone.
I would love to feel welcomed and open and grateful for the opportunity.
Yesterday I went to a training – I didn’t know anyone there. The leader I had met before, but she didn’t remember me so naturally I felt completely unforgettable and less than from the beginning. Thankfully it didn’t last and the cause was bigger than my feelings of struggle.
When I am a beginner I aim to stay in that space of excited curiosity like on the first day of a new grade when you may know a classmate or two but the setting is different. I want to feel that “I’ve been looking so forward to this!” energy, the butterflies in my belly feeling.
That’s what I am claiming for tomorrow and this week:
Those butterfly feelings of maybe, possibly falling in love and meeting my next best friends – I am claiming that even if I make mistakes or some things go wrong, the worst that may happen is temporary embarrassment.
(--> Note - We conclude our 5 minute writing sessions with gratitude, to always conclude on an upward glide)
I am so grateful for this time of preparation, that I didn’t push this through last week. I am grateful for the people reading, watching and listening, for those people who are to come that I don’t know yet and I am grateful for my schedule becoming more free at exactly the right time. I am grateful for this process. And you, I am grateful for you.
Julie Jordan Scott
is the founder and creator of 5For5BrainDump. She has been inspiring artistic rebirth since 1999.