Reveling in the transformative power of writing
The moment you describe at the beginning of this piece is exactly when I knew we were onto something with Foster too, Sara. And if my mom reads this comment, I most definitely do not have any experience with what it feels like to be high at all whatsoever in my life not even once except for this time when no substances were involved in the slightest. Cool? Cool
Lovely, Sara! Thank you for so kindly including my reflections on my body.
It was a trip for sure! Thank you for reminding me of that season closing ceremony! Was the book you embarrassingly bought any good?
This is so great, Sara, to see you high on life and this new relationship with Foster. I agree that the closing session call was very different and like nothing I'd experienced with other cohorts of writers. I sure experienced that with you, too. The challenge may be in staying connected at that level with everyone who jumps up and down and says, "Of course and include me, me, me."
While writers are working their writing, it's a shift for you and Dan and Stew to get out of your roles as writers or coaches and turn into domesticators. The data tells us that it takes one kind of persona to be a founder, starter, entrepreneur and a different kind of professional skills to take the business further. In other words, the pioneer who came first doesn't always want to stay there a domesticate the community or be the first mayor. The pioneer wants to ride off and find another frontier.
SO beautiful, thank you for sharing your journey Sara <3
I found this part a great reminder for my artistic journey: how to have patience with myself as a developing writer, how to be OK with my work not measuring up to my own standards, how to not take criticism so personally, how to write on days I really didn’t feel like it, and how to just. keep. going. Most importantly, I learned to trust that showing up and doing my best was the most important part of the process.
this “ to strengthen my connection with something greater than myself...” sticks with me as something that’s maybe hijacked and siloed in certain domains… that strengthening a writing connection is 'THE greater than myself thing' is something I’m taking with me! ❤️🔥
“I’m talking raised body temperature, buzzy feeling of euphoria, heart beating so strongly I could both feel it in my limbs and hear it in my ears.”
On Zoom? Is this Jeffrey Toobin using a pseudonym?
i love this and def want to take this journey with you soon!