June 7, 2011

#Trust30 - Day 8

On more than one occasion I've been told the most popular posts on this site are the ones where I reveal something about myself.  Readers appear to have enjoyed the posts I've written about my kids more than the posts about my first digital SLR camera and the tripod I bought for it.

Bottom line is I'm not comfortable writing about myself.  In an effort to get over that discomfort, today I have committed to making an attempt to write about myself.  The reasons for this are still formulating in my mind, but I've decided to move forward with this plan without analyzing it to death which would definitely result in the immediate stoppage of this foolhardy plan of mine.

To help me do this I agreed to participate in #Trust30, an online initiative and 30-day writing challenge that encourages you to look within and trust yourself. The idea is to use this as an opportunity to reflect on your now, and to create direction for your future. Each day they post a prompt from an original thinker and doer on RalphWaldoEmerson.me. 30 prompts from inspiring thought-leaders will guide me on my writing journey.  This should be interesting.  Don't be shy about checking back to see how I'm doing and to leave a comment or thought of your own.


Day 8 - Prompt authored by Corbett Barr - "Five Years"

There will be an agreement in whatever variety of actions, so they be each honest and natural in their hour. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

What would you say to the person you were five years ago? What will you say to the person you’ll be in five years?


To the person I was five years ago, I say, "Get off your butt and do what makes you happy.  Life is short!"

To the person I'll be in five years, I say, "Nice work. You took a chance. You worked hard. It paid off! I'm glad you are so happy."

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