Writing My Way Into BSW’s Third Act

I have spent the better part of the last couple months in “writing mode” which means I’ve been thinking about the story of this big journey I’ve embarked on. To be totally honest, some relationship struggles that came up on my last travel leg had me pretty down, questioning my energy level to finish what I started.

 

Knowing my end goal of writing a book, I decided it was time to get productive and start processing the experiences I’ve had thus far. I even found myself an amazing book coach who gave me a master class in story writing as I shared with her the events of my story. While I’ve never had a therapist, it felt like therapy sessions as she informed me that I was in my “low point.”

 

It’s been powerful to see myself as the main character of my own story – rooting for a happy ending to this big endeavor I set myself out to do. And what’s really great is that I finally feel like I’ve risen from my low and am ready to embark again. According to my book coach, this begins my “third act.”

 

In the midst of lots of reflecting over the past couple months, I’ve organized my journal entries and notes from along the way. I came across this statement I wrote in Bali. I am so appreciative of the people who encouraged me to go in the first place. I don’t know if I’d be selfless enough to support a journey of this magnitude for someone I felt so close to. For those individuals, and they know who they are, I thank you greatly. You are the backbone of this enlightening journey.

 

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WHAT'S YOUR CQ? A relentlessly curious researcher's exploits on the pursuit to understand this Big Shared World we live in a little better one day, interaction, and question at a time

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