When thinking about pride, I remember that the last time I wrote that I was proud of the life I was creating for myself in the moment. To be honest, this question again seems less relevant to my life now. I begin to realize that during this round each step of the blogging challenge actually challenges me not to “bash” the prompts from the understanding I now have about life. From the other side, that is the main purpose for me to join (besides re-vitalizing my blog again): see what has changed, how I have evolved over the last 9 months (hey, that’s about the time it takes for one cell to become a baby! :) )
The second prompt of the Live Your Legend Blogging Challenge is, as the previous time, the question “What really makes you angry about the world?”
I find it quite ironic that the email with this prompt originally landed in my inbox on November 13th. A couple of hours later, Paris was attacked. Explosions and shooting at several locations took lives of about 130 people, many more were injured and hospitalized. For the next week, Paris and terrorism became the main theme in the media, as well as a topic of private conversations in the western world. Pain, fear, anger and hatred were the experience of many.
Yesterday I described a certain bridge in my life from the initial seed for the idea of having a website to the present moment. I hadn’t been writing through the summer and most of the fall — I was concerning myself too much with the struggle and too little with creativity.
Who am I now? — I would like to ask myself today as a way of easing into a new wave of writing, once again triggered and inspired by the Live Your Legend Blogging Challenge (and also as a way of paying my tribute to Scott Dinsmore, the LYL founder, who always believed in blogging as one of the most powerful self-discovery tools available).
Would I like to achieve all my dreams but feel pressured the whole time I do it, or would I rather live a life of deep feeling and contentment with whatever I am to achieve?
This is a tricky question, because it is essentially pointing to a very common misunderstanding that causes so much pain and suffering for people.
I have found this list of questions on a blog of my close friend… And decided that giving my own answers would be a much better response than commenting on hers…
Here are the questions:
- What achievements matter to you?
- What would you like to be doing one year from now? Five years from now?
- What would you do with your life if you were a billionaire?
- What takes up a lot of your time but is neither unavoidable, rewarding or enjoyable?
- What would you like to do more of?
- What motivates you to do something well?
- What makes you frustrated, bored and unfulfilled?