Welcome Elevate Your Voice book reader.
(If that’s not you, this is the book I’m referring to)
I hope the stories from our anthology have invited you to play with your own story.
These are some photographs, as promised, from my chapter Build the Life You Need. I love visuals and am a fan of photography, so I thought you may appreciate this visual addition to my story.
Lots (and lots) of journaling, story work, and connecting with my future self, and it. paid. off.
I wasn’t fluffing with the story of the bistro setup in my driveway and that little green anole…
On this day, I was working away when Levi told me was going out to pick some wild garlic. I didn’t really believe him, as he’d just been watching YouTube. Sure enough, he came right back with exactly that: wild garlic.
This was one of our many unexpected “unschool” learning moments.
My connection with nature has been strong since forever. True story: I fell asleep on the forest floor when I was 2 1/2 years old. Our old life did not support being this up, close, and connected with nature.
If anything, what is your life not supporting that’s innate within you?
To my point on being connected with nature, this includes wildlife forest friends… obviously. If a turtle needs help across the road (or driveway, in this case) or a snake saved from the dog, I’m your girl.
Since contributing to Elevate Your Voice, my story has driven me even further in directions I never would’ve planned for myself. Right after writing, in fact, challenges took me to a dark place for over half of 2022. I lost myself for awhile. My story work, however, gave me the words and the conviction for my own self-advocacy while getting support. Now, I’m getting more involved in neurodiversity advocacy, including helping a non-profit startup a small school.
Your stories are powerful. Some people finish reading and will open a notebook or Evernote or a Google doc next. They’ll mine their life for their tiny stories and see what opportunities come up.
The question is… will you?
Or will you return back to life?Hey Storyteller... Pick one and pass this onto a friend: