So far in the story…
Updated: May 2, 2022
We’ve met a hobbit that represents the inner artist. We’ve seen that fear is an ever present companion. We’ve seen our hobbit leverage his feelings of anxiety to gain the momentum he needed to forge a stream, which was a key step for his journey.
We’ve also seen him have to sort through the feelings that come up when other travelers are around, other folks that seem to have it all together. His temptation was to bow out, maybe stop adventuring altogether. Some well placed encouragement from a fellow traveler helped him through it, and he was reminded that everyone has to start somewhere.
So now it’s time for you to see yourself in the story.
* I've included a downloadable, printable PDF with the questions below on it. If you're anything like me, it is always a good day to fill in a decorated worksheet! *
What’s your inner artist hero journey look like so far? Do you have a specific destination in mind? Or are you just striking out, taking it one day at a time?
Which fears have you struggled to face? Has there been a time when you successfully faced one? What helped you then? If not, has there been a recurring fear that keeps popping its head up?
Can you think of a time you’ve felt discouraged by the success of other adventurers on the road? Maybe other folks engaged in some of the same work as yourself? What would it look like for you to be able to appreciate your own journey while appreciating the journey of others?
Finally, who in your story is always encouraging? (Who is your Tara?) Who helps you remember to keep going? Who’s got your back?
Have there been any key phrases you’ve come across that you want to remind yourself of daily?