That's right! Nichi is the winner of a fabulous storytelling prize! Thank you to all four of our contest entrants. Just think; that could have been your name I just announced.
Tomorrow will mark the last day in this first year since my life took a serious left turn. Thank you for all your support and kindness as I've struggled to find my way into some new expression of my life's work. I have learned so very much about myself this year. It has been a true test, a true gift, and also a year full of deep questioning.
I am, for instance, questioning the role of social media in my life. I am especially curious about how short-form posting, such as is common on FaceBook and Twitter, affects the way I seek to communicate with others. I read an article today in issue 3 of Taproot (thank you, Lisa, for bringing them in to the shop!) that struck a chord with me; it was a breakup note to FaceBook. In the article, Leslie Gilman refers to the need to make a thing more real by sharing it, posting it, photographing and documenting, yes, but also putting it out to the world, Look! I did a thing!
I've been questioning that impulse in myself... No answers yet, just questions.
Sara is a storyteller, writer, artist, teacher, wife, mother, and singer living in Minnesota. I write about storytelling, and about living a life with stories.