My truest self is all about engaging in creative, productive, learning projects!
Recently I had a truly inspiring female bonding session with a dear friend of mine. During this one night of speed talking, wine spilling, project planning, dream scheming, and emotion analyzing, I was in total awe of her authenticity, and the ease with which she seemed to project it. So, I told her! Actually, with my wine glass as a wand, I declared and dubbed her to be “the Queen of great big wide open sharingness”. After the peals of laughter subsided, we returned to our discussion about desired core feelings that we want for ourselves, and the actions we could take to bring them about. With my need for authenticity and fearless sharing, the Nike slogan of Just Do It just wasn’t doing it for me. So, we explored all kinds of options, ideas and outcomes. We pondered reasons, results and what-ifs. By the wee hours of the morning, we decided to let it (and us) rest. Perhaps the light of day would illuminate the way forward.
Throughout the whole next day, I contemplated the reasons for my holding back…until the reasons weren’t reasonable anymore. I put pen to paper and poured out every pitiful platitude…until my attitude had some altitude. Then I read and re-read our ‘napkin notes’, and relived the realness that I reveled in the night before. That’s when it hit me! My truest self is all about engaging in creative, productive, learning projects! So, if I want to expand my authenticity and exorcise my fear, then it seems only natural (for me) to initiate a campaign that promotes and produces an advocacy of, and competency in, uncensored self-expression.
So, for the last 48 hours I have been conceptualizing what this looks like, and how to launch this challenge of practicing “great big wide open sharingness”. The organizational side of me wants to cut a clean, clear outline of the project. The creative side of me wants to extend a unique, ornate example of the exercise. The social side of me wants to scream it from the center of every circle of friendship, and the inquisitive side of me yearns to learn from the practices and principles of all other people. So what better way to bring all those elements together than through the ‘digicomm’ (digital community)!
Therefore, starting with this blog entry, I introduce you to the Krisellaneous project called YoursTruly. Tune into the various ‘technets’ for daily posts on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, as I will offer some creative inspiration for authentic sharing, to which you can pin, like, favorite, tweet or retweet, share, comment, post or email. Please use the hashtag #yourstruly whenever practicing GBWOS (Great Big Wide Open Sharingness) on any and all social networks associated with this project.
Signed, Yours Truly