And You’ve Got a Story! And You’ve Got a Story! Everyone Has a Story!
The concept behind When Life isn’t anything new. In fact, it’s been around way before computers, pen and paper and carvings on cave walls. It’s something that I would dare say is an innate desire for most humans. Storytelling.
When Life is about embracing all of life’s moments. It’s storytelling at its finest because it is your story. By sharing your When Life moments, you can relish in the highs and reflect on the lows, both from which you grow. You can connect and inspire others as well.
Everyone has a story to tell and a hope that someone wants to hear it and possibly relate to it in some personal and emotional way.
Maybe it is the story passed through generations in your family that somehow seems to change each time it is told. Or perhaps it is the tattoo that only you know the meaning behind, the song that makes you cry, or the book that you always seem to go back to again and again. No matter whether the story is moving, heroic, or hilarious; it makes up part of the tapestry of your life.
You may not think you have much to tell but step back and reflect. Challenges, successes, love, heartache, daily moments that stand out, proud or embarrassing moments, death, new life…. the list is endless. The truth is it is important to think back and remember those times. Each experience provides you with an opportunity to say, “it is through this that I am the person I am today” or that “this experience will not define who I am.”
What’s better is that people want to hear your story. They want to be able to say “Yes, I have been there, I understand” or “Wow, that person is so strong. I don’t know if I could do that or survive that.” They want to know if your shared experience was better or worse than theirs and how did you fare on something that they are about to face.
They may be looking for motivation or the green light that something they are wanting to try isn’t as crazy as it sounds because you came out alright. When you share experiences that are the types where one could feel all alone, with the outreach we have nowadays, there is a high probability that your story could truly save another person’s life.
Or you know what, maybe they are just nosey. Unfortunately, we live in a society that wastes a lot of time comparing themselves to others but it’s true and we will touch on that in a later blog. Let me tell you this, and I wish that I could take credit for this quote or figure out where it originated, but, “When writing the story of your life, don’t let anyone else hold the pen.” This could not be truer or be more applicable to the times we live in. I can’t begin to tell you how therapeutic it is to tell the narrative of YOUR life. It is okay that your story is different or not perfect. It’s okay that it isn’t like so and so’s. That is what makes it so relatable. Like I’ve stated before, as a company, I feel like it is important to create a safe zone for you, and that is what I will always try my best to do. There are house rules for commenting and posting, so please take the time to read them.
Not sure how to get your story started? No worries! Come back next time and we’ll look at different ways to get your creative juices flowing and your mind right for starting that first chapter.
Lots of love!