I used to be ashamed of my story.
I used to run and hide from the truth. It wasn’t until I began to face the truth that I began to change, and towards triumph!
So..you should know…what I love to do most is… #storytelling! I think I love stories the most because they tell a lot about the soul of a person. I love to sit and listen and imagine. I guess I’ve done that all my life. Maybe it’s why I love to read the way I do… If you haven’t told your story yet, perhaps you haven’t quite “freed yourself ” from what others think, perhaps you don’t have enough “time”, or perhaps you just don’t think it’s all that interesting.
Stories tell of our influence in this world, how other have influenced us, & whom we leave our impression on, can literally change their perspective s, and then… eventually, the world . Storytelling also helps us to embrace others just for who they are. We have a chance to learn about their identity, their culture, and their lifestyles, routine and what makes them tick. It takes quite a bit of transparency to tell your story.
Stories can teach, inspire and help others reach goals. I am finding the older I become, that we are all have the opportunity to learn and absorb all that’s in the world. We need to begin to notice everything around us. And as we imagine, grow and inspire others ther s an exchange of sorts, that occurs. The best part about learning from someone’s story, can be that you are able to glean. You can grow in compassion, empathy and you can have what I call a “self-in-situation” experience. With stories, you can “see yourself differently, and your present day situation is not as overwhelming as you imagine it to be.”
Stories also teach you a lot about yourself. I am very intuitive. I love thinking deep thoughts . I love imagining, I love spending time listening to myself thinking. Because I have always been a reader, I always thought my stories would be told through writing. Yet a few years ago, I found my voice, and began to tell and inform others about life circumstance, through video. At first, I HATED recording videos with a passion, because I was so self- conscious, but then I realized people liked it and I received good responses, so I. Uilt up my courage, began to like them as well. I now notice I have an element of personality that’s intriguing, open and calm, and sometimes my calm be ones my superower. It’s often like you are talking to the person in the video, but’s a bit more intimate.
Speaking of which.. we have a lot of fun on Marco Polo – the app for Mentor My Sisters! If you would like a weekly dose of encouragement, communication, and self-care, join us! We have a forum where you can ask questions, and have a way to connect with other sisters who are all about growth and self-development. We’d love to have you! Just email me, (Jennifer Owens) your phone number (It’s how we join…) Also, if you are in Tulsa , OK. you are welcome to join us monthly, at our local face-to- face meetings!
Join us! We’d love to have you there. Jennifer