Monday, March 8, 2021 (Day 67)
Meditation Music: Warm in You: Liquid Mind (7:03) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edRGJMwKuwY
Question: Where would you prefer to live: mountains or beach? Why?
Answer: That’s a tough one, although I would say that I prefer the mountains over the beach, especially a mountain that’s next to a lake. Over the years, mountains have always been a place of peace and serenity, where the beach seems to be crowded and noisy (except for the winter and REALLY early in the morning). And when you think about walking in nature, I’ll take trees and birds over the ocean any day. Since the pandemic, I have had he opportunity – or taken the opportunity – to do either. But all is not lost! I see a light at the end of the tunnel and plan to take a few trips this year, most by myself, to not spend time reading and writing, but just to get connected with a deeper part of me. I’ve been describing my days as “groundhog day,” where it seems that I’m just doing the same thing over and over, including the weekends. Get up, work out, do work on the computer, walk Laci, do more work, read, go to bed. And that’s the story of my life these days. I’ve been fortunate enough to take walks in nature, so that’s been a definite plus. And I’m still journaling and meditating, so I’m staying on track with the self-care practices.
I woke up early this morning (3:15am) because my brain was swimming with ideas. As I’ve been sharing, I’m pretty much OBSESSED with Life Design Catalyst work; I read, write, speak Life Design Catalyst every day. This weekend, I’ve been creating ANOTHER tool for my tribe, one that could be used in a number of different ways. As I was creating this tool, it made me wonder if my tribe members and colleagues spend any time coming up with new and inventive things, things that can be used to improve the lives of others. Thinking about this reminded me of an article I read a few years ago by A.J. Juliani, where he talked about PBL Mastery Hour (vs Genius Hour). I think I spend a Mastery Hour about 10 hours each day, my brain constantly thinking about ways to do my job and deliver this work better. Anyway, here’s a great article by A.J. addressing the need for a PBL Mastery Hour for our students – and I would argue for all of us! Here’s the link:
- Reimagining Genius Hour as a PBL Mastery Hour – http://ajjuliani.com/mastery-hour/
If you think about it, how often do our young people get an opportunity to dive further into something that matters to them? Yeah, not many. And that’s why so many lack clarity and direction when they get to college. Something needs to change….