Hi, friends. I'll be sending out my newsletter this weekend. It'll feature the resources I'm finding particularly helpful to work on anti-racism. I'll share the finished product here, so you don't have to subscribe to access them, but I hope you do: https://t.co/grnvFZ7Hj5— Erin Bank (@bankoferin) June 5, 2020 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js
May’s theme is Desire. I set my timer for five minutes and free-wrote about what desire is to me.
Control is the gold at the end of the rainbow, which keeps moving the closer you get. It seems like an actual place, where you can go and be bathed in rainbow light and claim its treasure. My perfectionism assures me that if I just keep trying, I’ll get to the end.
Perfectionism Is… Perfectionism is a weight on my shoulders, a vice around my head, like some old sci-fi fi movie where they hook you up to some brain machine that fills your head with thoughts that aren’t really your own but as soon as they’re injected the neurons flip and they stick. Perfectionism is a… Continue reading April’s Theme: Perfectionism
The entire battle of perfectionism is that it sets up an impossible conflict: being perfect versus real life. Real life will win every time.
My commitment is to keep with the monthly theme of vulnerability and trust. As I think about those concepts in the context of the worldwide pandemic, I wonder what they may have to do with the intense anger, the nearly obsessive indignation and self-righteousness, that I feel.
Because we’re all so vulnerable, it means we have to put more trust in each other to take care of the collective. Because of this added trust, we become even more vulnerable to the actions of others.
If I can find the words here, and put them out into the world, I know that I have the words to say. If I can say them here, I can say them out loud, to the people in my life.
This month's theme: Vulnerability and Trust
This month's deep-dive essay into curiosity: linking it to how we solve problems. Now published on Medium: https://medium.com/@bankoferin/curiosity-in-problem-solving-916d38c833b4