It’s been a couple of months since a group of women and I wrapped up the Storyline book club.
Storyline is a book that takes you through a process of reflection, goal setting and action plans. It’s quite a commitment, it took us about 12 weeks to get through the whole process. Of course the book won’t do the hard work of creating inciting incidents for you, but it puts the steps clearly into place for you to follow. Storyline was the reason that I started blogging, although it wasn’t even on my list. Blogging is just a stepping stone to some other paths.
ANYwho, the women who participated in Storyline were mostly strangers at the start of the book club, but all were wanting to spend the time deciding what next story they want to create next, and man, have they taken action! Out of the thirteen women that originally started, eleven of us finished strong! Here’s what the change looked like:
~ Maggie worked as a pre-school teacher and she has accepted a new position and is now the director of the preschool she was previously working at.
~ Keli was living in the Portland area and had been substitute teaching , while she was looking for a full time position. She and her husband had a move to San Diego on their schedule for next summer. She now has her first full time teaching job and it’s in San Diego, where she was hoping to move to within the next year or so, so she’s ahead of schedule! Her husband is following soon!
~ Alison has quit Intel where she has worked for years and just accepted a position at WebMD, a big leap for her!
~ Denise went to the informational meeting for CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate), filled out the application and is doing the training. A big, scary move, but she will be a great asset to CASA.
~ Rachael quit her job at Wells Fargo, got a new job at a local high school AND is going to start school again. She’s like to start helping to be a solution to some of the issues our school system has. Wowza!
~ Laura has been contemplating going into the coffee shop business again AND is getting ready to start classes again, while she is also busy with getting her daughter through high school and working full time at a local university.
~ Michele has been working on her real estate business again and just finished taking a Spanish class, which she’s wanted to do for a while.
~ Liana has been going great guns on her Beach Body business AND working full time AND being a busy mom of three.
~and I’ve been blogging away…
Such big, bold action in such a short amount of time. I can’t wait to see what these ladies choose as their next steps.
If you are feeling like you are stuck, or if you are needing to move in a new direction, I encourage you to check out the Storyline book. Put your own group together and see what happens for you. And guys, PS. It’s not just for women, either. You can do it too! Check out the Storyline website for more information on author, Donald Miller. He is the author of one of my favorite books of all time, A Million Miles in a Thousand Years. You should read that too!