I’ve got some fun news (and a VIDEO) to share with you below, but for now I have a question. How do you feel when you are asked: “So…what do YOU do?”
I am not a fan. Not at all.
The “what do you do” question seems to be the go-to at parties (when they are happening), “networking” events”, and anywhere small talkie chit chat is encouraged. But is it necessary? To me, it seems pretty reductive.
Here’s what I really want to know: What are you all about? Underneath this question lies many others like:
- What are the threads of passion that weave through your life?
- What makes your eyes light up when you talk about it?
- Where and when in your life are you filled with awe and wonder?
- Who do you love? What about them do you adore?
- What does your ideal day look like? What are you doing or NOT doing? Who is there?
- What do you believe to be absolutely true?
- Who are you really?
I had the chance to bypass the small talk and go straight to these deeper questions a couple weeks ago when I had the pleasure of speaking with Katie Baptist. Katie is a therapist and heart-centered entrepreneur whose eyes light up when she talks about women’s spirituality and sexuality, nature, rites of passage, and connecting to our own bigger truths.
We have a lot in common.
I’d love it if you’d take the time to watch or simply listen to our conversation over on YouTube. You can also visit her on Facebook HERE.
And as I mentioned a couple weeks ago, conversations whether they be face-to-face, over Zoom, or by old-fashioned letter writing are the food that so many of us need right now. That’s why I created Deep River Talks (more info HERE). If you haven’t signed up for your talk yet, head on over HERE to sign-up. I still have some pockets of time available before the year ends.
Finally, a story. As you’ll see in the conversation with Katie, one of the things that lights me up is women’s stories. Serendipitously, a book by one of my favorite authors came out recently…and it’s ALL about women’s stories!
I highly recommend Cassandra Speaks: When Women are the Storytellers, the Human Story Changes by Elizabeth Lesser if you share my passion for changing the narrative. You can purchase it at Deep River Books, my very own online bookshop! I’m just starting to stock the shelves, so I hope to be sharing book recommendations more often…including (fingers crossed) my very OWN book one day.
Thank you for being part of my story,