She said that I am an “Ambassador of Possibility.”
I was equally flattered and grateful for the compliment. She described what she meant in a positive light when it came to how I live in possibility, and not the type where you are waiting for the other shoe to drop and expecting the worst.
So when I woke up this morning feeling grateful for the beautiful comments from my last post, I felt a little responsible for explaining a little more about my journey.
It all began with the scary and necessary leap into the wonderful world of “maybe.” I exercised my imagination and my creativity by simply doing a month (which turned into almost a year) of doing at least one creative act a day thereby making it a practice.
My brain connected all of the dots today: ambassador of possibility, 25 year journey of togetherness, Emily Dickinson, and ah yesmy old project mayBE.
This year’s version of mayBE will be slightly different.
- NO TIME TO PREP. First of all, I am not giving a lot of notice or time to think about it. If I overthink this or prep like I did back in 2015, I will scrap the idea.
- NO NEED FOR A SPECIAL SPACE. Unless you want to or you have one and it doesn’t stress you out to create this space like I did in 2015.
- NO SPECIFIC SUPPLY LIST. No specific supplies needed for this journey. We are traveling at the moment and space and supplies may consist of a car ride and a pen and scrap piece of paper or I may pull out some paint depending on what I have available.
My objective is to not just play with art and materials. I want to play with thoughts, beliefs, and concepts. This may include reading or writing or making art or music or just taking screen shots of inspirational images or poetry.
I want to push the limits of possibility starting with my own assumptions and narrow definitions.
Some things will be the same like these points from the original 2015 prep post:
It can be a family endeavour or a solo voyage. You can get together with friends and share or keep it top secret to be revealed at a later date. Each prompt will not take longer than 15 minutes. (You can choose to make it longer of course.)
You will also find stories of people who have inspired me creatively and who also have embraced creativity as a part of their lives. Some are artists. Some are mothers. Some are fathers. Some are families. Some homeschool. Some are just wildly creative in all that they do.
I didn’t want to be alone in designing and facilitating this mayBE. I needed some companions on this journey. Other stories of wonderfully creative activities and stories of different creative journeys.
31 Days. 31 Creative prompts.
Prompt #1 of course:
To complete today’s prompt, make sure you read this 2015 post on how you are probably convincing yourself that you can’t do this and why you SHOULD do this mayBE project.
At the end of the post I ask you for your #10. Define your intention and answer these questions: Where could this take you? Where could this possibly lead you after establishing a little daily habit taking a moment to reflect on possibility?
My #10 brings me back to Emily Dickinson. Why do this again in May?
“TO DWELL IN POSSIBILITY.”
To live it as a conscious intention. To house myself in maybes as in maybe this could work, maybe this is going to be big, maybe this will change me in ways I never could imagine.
I know where this path takes me. It pushes me to live in uncertainty and to allow more miracles in my life. And it always scares the shit out of me because I am committing to my creative life publicly. My year of BIG has had me pushing the parameters of my comfort zone.
Will you join me?