Working where I work really shit me today. It wasn’t a busy day at all, but the people that I had to deal with today just pushed my buttons. I walked out of working wanting to tell some of them not to think they are so entitled. I wanted to tell one particular person to be responsible for their own shit and that not everything can be fixed by someone else, and to make better bloody choices. (like don’t inject so much ice every day that you don’t know who the father of your kid is, because you don’t recall what happens most days. I mean for fucks sake).
I had big plans for when I got home today, because my husband took boy 1 to cricket training and then work and I had the house to myself until about 5.15pm. Only thing that I got done was 1 load of washing. I made myself a cuppa and sat down to watch a TED talk. I love TED, each and every talk that I have listened to, I have learnt something or been inspired or motivated. Today I chose a talk about telling stories. Dave Isay this was the man presenting the TED talk and this blurb sucked me in:
Dave Isay opened the first StoryCorps booth in New York’s Grand Central Terminal in 2003 with the intention of creating a quiet place where a person could honor someone who mattered to them by listening to their story. Since then, StoryCorps has evolved into the single largest collection of human voices ever recorded. His TED Prize wish: to grow this digital archive of the collective wisdom of humanity. Hear his vision to take StoryCorps global — and how you can be a part of it by interviewing someone with the StoryCorps app.
This 21 minute talk had me glued to my chair. This is exactly what I am trying to do with my #mesistertribe. Obviously I don’t have the resources to head to New York’s Grand Central Terminal, and chat to people. But I am having a ball interviewing and listening to awesome women and their stories. Can’t wait for Friday to publish my next interview. This talk was definitely a motivating talk for me. Some of the examples that he showed where raw, and honest and I was amazed at the information that people felt safe in sharing. These traits are also what I have noticed when I have been interviewing, I have felt honored and humbled and privileged with some of the information that has been shared with me. I so look forward to sharing more on the blog.
End of day 20.
I am finding taking a picture (selfie) a day for the feature photo for each blog post, as confronting and challenging as my writing challenge.
Looking forward to a big day tomorrow.