I started to do interviews with people in my community who are at transition stage of their life journey, using the U-journaling practice.
These stories are personal, so there is no intention to share the harvest with others, although I would like to capture the story and send it to participant so that the person could keep it and take an inspiration from it later on.
I need your wisdom in capturing individual stories. If you have any examples of such (especially with drawings, quotes, other creative expressions) or any other advice related to harvesting/capturing such stories, I'd be really happy to take it in my work.
Thank you, warm regards from Moscow,
Your request is particularly significant as for the past year or so, I've been in my deep dive down the U as I complete my current career and make preparation for my future. I started blogging as a way to chronicle my impressions and experiences (www.katharineweinmann.com) wherein I've made several references the Theory U. Most recently, in my community of practice (AOH, process facilitators, community builders), I invited them to "pre-sence" via a little experience in process painting, and shared back an example in my blog. I also create slideshows - with moviemaker, photostory - to capture the essence. A collage, or image, or photo, that emerges from my listening to their story with a quote... a nice talisman.
Your writing inspired me a lot, it came in the right moment. I did a second interview yesterday and came home with mixxed feelings of how it went and how I need to be during the process.
However after reading your blog I let go of those emotions and got so many ideas of how I could express the insights from the story of my interviewee so that I am able to send him the talisman (I love how you call it!). It is such a beautiful way to honor someone's story.
I would love to keep connected and share the ways we can make talismans for others :)