My world is and always has been just. However, my world is white. I live in a privileged bubble where I do not experience prejudice and I am not discriminated against.
A challenge… The Challenge… To challenge… To be challenged… Each reveals our true character.
How do we reflect on, capture and learn from the growth we have experienced by our resilience being challenged?
Knowledge for me is a cycle, an ebb and flow.
So when we are thinking about influence we also need to think about power and privilege.
Being brought up in an open home, with open relationships and the value of openness being instilled in us has shaped who I am, how I am and what I do.
To wonder is to be curious. To feel wonder is to be stirred by something remarkable. To know wonderful people. To witness wondrous sights. To bear testament to the wonders of the world.
We are all capable of contributing. We can all show up. We can all lean in. We can all be brilliant.
During my 20s and early 30s there was lots of spontaneous fun and adventure. We would do things on a whim as we had less responsibilities. We took ourselves and our lives a lot less seriously. We had random adventures, random nights out, random fun. I was much more carefree than I am in my 40s.
Although our natural tendency as human beings is to list everything that was negative, to dwell on what went wrong and to discuss what could have been done differently, a positive reframe to reflect on the things we can celebrate, the knowledge we have gained and the experiences we have shared will benefit us more in the long run.
She found her strength not so much in the pen..but in the words that flowed from within.