Wednesday, June 30, 2021 (Day 181)
Relaxing Music for the week: From the Silence: Liquid Mind (8:30) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozXOCagXK1A
Question: What relationships would you like to develop further over the next six months? Who else would you like to meet?
Answer: I definitely want to work on my relationships with the Life Design Catalyst Tribe over the next six months, not only to connect with them, but to get their help in moving closer towards my dream of creating a Center for Transitions and Transformation. It would be nice if I could create something here at UNCG, but I’m not sure they are ready for such an adventure with me. I want to feel optimistic about the possibility, but I’ve been crushed here at UNCG before, so I’m not going to have hopes for anything positive in the future. It’s one of these things where trust has to be earned…and I currently have very little trust in UNCG right now. But, going back to the LDC Tribe; it would be nice to connect again because there’s so much new stuff out there to do – and I’m getting clearer about the work that needs to be done for our young people/students. And who better to help than the wonderful people of the Tribe.
Now, who else would I like to meet? I just closed my eyes for a minute to think of someone that I’d like to meet; believe it or not, I couldn’t think of a single person. I’m sure there are people out there that I would like to connect with, but I’ve been so engrossed in gaining clarity and expanding my networks beyond UNCG that I can’t say that there’s anyone on my radar right now. I do know that I have a meeting with the Director of Research at Strada Education Network on Friday afternoon. I hope that will be intriguing and fun. Other than that, don’t have much else to share.
It’s the end of the month (June) and time for reflection. It’s hard to imagine that we are now half-way through 2021! Let’s hope that second is much better than the first half!
What did I learn about myself this month? Relationships are hard! Part of the reason why I started this online journal was to look at my life in a couple of different areas and make some changes. Several relationships in particular are causing me some anxiety and stress – and it’s something that I really need to examine further. As much as I think I have a handle on my relationships, I learned that I don’t have a handle on most of them.
Which of the prompts this month were most challenging? I think there was one prompt that asked/addressed your partner. That’s the one I didn’t want to talk about because I’m kind of in a holding pattern with my wife Rebecca. We are experimenting right now with just being friends; needless to say, it’s had some good and bad moments, but at least mostly good. As she tried to figure out what she wants in her life, I’m realizing what I want in my life. The good thing is…I’m getting the opportunity to write it out every day for the world to see!
Which of my answers most surprised me? There weren’t any answers that surprised me, only that I was willing to “go there” with some of my answers, like what I’m writing today. I look forward to the time when I can get a little clarity about the various relationships in my life. And maybe clarity will never come, right?
Based on what I’ve written, one action I want to take over the next month is…hosting LDC Tribe meet-ups at least once a month, a time for us to get together and chat. Now that things are moving in a positive direction, it’s time to get us back together again. That’s my project for July.
Next months topic? Growth! That should be an interesting one!