The Value of a Secret Life
Four winters ago I gathered in a living room with my writing group. As we toasted the New Year, I suggested that each of us share something that no one else in our group knew about: our secret project. All six of us confessed to having one.
What a thrill to hear about the raw, gutsy, interesting projects we’d been working on privately. But afterwards, I wondered why we had kept those projects secret? Out of uncertainty? Or did we do so from an instinct to follow our own creative urges, at some distance from the eyes (but also the endorsement) of others?
That’s the real value in a secret life: it provides safe harbor for the most precious freedoms. I’d love to help you find & cultivate yours through my new on-line course called A Secret Life.
This is your chance to incubate an idea or project that you want to complete within the coming year. I welcome everyone—writers, dancers, singers, musicians, activists, visual artists, filmmakers, social workers, yogis, parents, meditators & anyone else—who needs support & inspiration as they take steps to make those private inklings more real in the world.
As an added benefit, I’ve designed this course to support those who would like to commit to a mini digital-detox as part of this experience. To that end, I will help you move away from the screen for a while and reclaim your off-line life. More details on my website.
This course might be right for you if you have the beginning of an idea but want & need to give it some more attention, & you’d enjoy my mentoring through the process.
We begin on Wednesday, February 1. Won’t you join us?