It would’ve been easier to stay home. It would’ve been easier to be in the office today. I would’ve been a bit more well-rested, a bit less hungry, and a lot more comfortable.
Instead I’m a couple thousand feet in the air, cruising over the Rocky Mountains on my way to San Diego.
Why San Diego? Because Storyline. A conference about living your best story. Storyline is the brain child of Donald Miller, the New York Times Best Selling Author of Blue Like Jazz, and A Million Miles in a Thousand Years.
If anyone knows anything about writing a good story, both on pages and in life, it’s Don (I anticipate we’ll be great friends, so I’m getting used to calling him Don).
And he’s brought along some fantastic people to help him help us live our best story. Including Jon Acuff, Anne Lamott, Bob Goff and Tricia Lott Williford.
It’s going to be three-days of “my brain can’t handle all of this” and “I’m not even sure where to begin processing” and I can’t wait.
This is choosing butterflies in a big way.
Storyline is going to shine a giant spotlight on my fears and vulnerabilities. It’s going to force me to ask questions about the gap between the story I’m living and the story I want to live. It’s going to give me tools to help me get to the latter story. And I’m pretty sure it’s going to inspire me to use those tools.
It would’ve been easier to stay home. It would’ve been easier to keep living the story I’m living – the easy, comfortable, well-rested story.
“I’ve wondered, though, if one of the reasons we fail to acknowledge the brilliance of life is because we don’t want the responsibility inherent in the acknowledgement. We don’t want to be characters in a story because characters have to move and breathe and face conflict with courage. And if life isn’t remarkable, then we don’t have to do any of that; we can be unwilling victims rather than grateful participants.” – Donald Miller, A Million Miles in a Thousand Years