Lady Calen over at Impromptu Promptlings and I had been discussing how much our lives have changed since we finished the first Sandbox Writing Challenge. The first go round for me was a very positive and healing experience. The digging I did over the course of that year found me uncovering so much about myself. I was able to heal, let go, learn and grow from my ‘dig’. My life changed for the better because of that ‘therapy dig.’
Well, as we all know life comes with no guarantees and can change in the blink of an eye…and mine did just that on October 14, 2016 with the unexpected death of my Jim……his death has sent me on a journey and path I never expected to be on. Because of his death and my life changes, my blogging took a different turn, how could it not?! I want to find my voice again and get my creative juices flowing and see what I have inside of me to share………..So, Today is day 447 since he died, and I’ve decided I want to NOT revisit my original Sandbox, but to start a new dig and uncover the inner workings of who I’m becoming since that day in October………………LET THE DIGGING BEGIN!
So here we go! Here’s a “loosening up” exercise from Roberta Allen’s book The Playful Way To Knowing Yourself just to get your creative juices flowing. How do you see yourself? Has your perspective of yourself changed over the last year? Have you EVER come into a new understanding of yourself? If so, what precipitated it?
Now, make four lists that you feel describe you and some of the preferences in your life:
If you were asked to choose seven words to describe yourself, what would they be?
If you were asked to choose seven objects that have meaning for you, what objects would you choose?
1: Jims Keepsake Urn
2: Jims wedding band
3: A teddy bear made from Jims shirts
4: My grandfathers bible
5: My grandfathers wedding band
7: Dragonfly charms
If you were asked to choose seven colors that have meaning for you, what colors would you choose?
If you were asked to choose seven places that have meaning for you, what places would you choose?
1: Under my tree
2: My property
3: My home
4: The beach
5: Sitting at my desk
6: In the woods
7: Sitting on my porch