I just spent an amazing three days in the Chicago area for the Storyline conference. I had heard it was a really awesome conference, but other than that I didn’t have a whole lot of expectations going into it. It was amazing in so many ways, most of which are going to take awhile to process.
Towards the end of the day yesterday, I had one of those moments when something became really clear about my story — specifically the story about the abuse I went through as a kid and where I am today. The following three points best summarize how I feel:
- I have an amazing story to tell that is unique and if told the right way could bring a lot of hope to a lot of people.
- There are people out there who need to hear the whole story.
- Now is not the season for me to tell that story.
That isn’t to say that I’m going to stop talking or writing completely about my experiences, but I think for the time being anything public about those experiences will be in very general terms.
Privately, I’m going to be starting to put together something more long form and see where that leads in the future.
And, I have couple of exciting things I’m working on for this blog and some other online venues.