I believe every one of us has a story to tell. We all have an authentic voice that colors our thoughts, our words and the steps we take. Our story is woven in a tapestry of our experiences, our families, our relationships, our choices, our hopes, our fears, our strengths, our inadequacies. It is in a hundred little moments. It is in the events. It is in the words, the photographs, the scribblings, the layouts, the blog posts. It is in the words uttered and those left unsaid. It is, at once, who we were and who we are. Every one of us has a story to tell. One worth telling.
I believe storytelling and creativity cannot be fit into a box. There is no “right” way to share your memories and tell your story. There are no pre-requisites. There is no formula. You may find joy in recording all the little everyday stories. You may be moved to express your story through image and color and art, or photography, or words. The truth is, if it is YOURS, it is beautiful.
And I believe something beautiful happens when we record our stories. When we document our days, we are historians for our families. When we record our memories, we are creators of our personal legacy. When we tell our stories, we are essentially writing a love story to our loved ones. And I believe, in the telling and documenting and sharing, we grow and we LIVE our story better.
It is my hope that this site will be a source of inspiration, encouragement, mutual mentorship and community for finding your voice, recording your own stories in a meaningful way….a place for you to be inspired to Plant Your Story.