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Day 70
Make an entry in your journal that tells the story of you at work.

Ask yourself a lot of questions:
  • What do I do?
  • Why do I do it?
  • What do I love?
  • Why is it meaningful?
  • Who do I work with?
  • Where do I work?
  • What does my desk or office look like?
  • Who have I met that I really care about?

This is a chance to focus on the work you do and craft a story about what matters to you as you make a living. If you love your job, great—write about why. If you don't love your job, write about why not.

Learn about yourself and your work in this activity. We spend a lot of our waking hours at work and this is a chance to think about it, learn from it, make changes if you want and tell the story of where you are right now with your job.

Day 71
Focus on the present and tell a story about yourself as you are now.

Make an entry in your journal that tells the story of who you are today. Imagine someone picking the story up and reading about you. What do you want them to know? What matters to you? Take time to think this through and craft a story as long as it needs to be to tell this part of your tale.

  • How do I describe me?
  • What do I want people to know about me?
  • What words clearly sum up who I am?
  • What experiences do I want others to know?
  • What accomplishments matter most to me?
As the week comes to a close, go back and read your stories. Ask yourself what you can learn from them. What have you left out and where do you want it to go?

Each day we have the opportunity to write our stories through the decisions we make and the way we live our lives. Be deliberate, be focused, enjoy, dance, connect, cry, love, play, rest, look, hear, take in the details, kiss, bake, remember, take time for a friend, be nice to yourself and live your story.

Remember: You are an original, a one of a kind, a work of art. In all the world, there is no one else like you.

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