A lot of good stories were shared on Go Mighty last week:
- Are you a hugger? Sara needs your help.
- “She was timid, fearful. She wasn’t sure of her place in the world, and she cared far too much about the opinions of others. The girl that sobbed on I-75 south from Cleveland, Tennessee to Atlanta in 2001 has been replaced by this woman who stopped waiting for her life to start.” Jessie, is beginning a new adventure.
- Sharon is on week 17 of her portrait project.
- My friend Jessica crossed something major off of her list. Congrats, sis.
- Sarah shares what she chose to do with her $1,000 Life List grant. It’s a good thing.
Go Mighty is still in beta, but we’re processing invitations within about 24 hours now, so come add your Life List and tell us what goal you’re crossing off next.
Holy, holy, a lot is happening on Go Mighty this week.
Natalie Holbrook‘s #MightyLove project is about small acts of kindness online. Go Mighty’s plan was to donate $500 to a battered women’s shelter in NYC once we got to 500 tweets/instagrams tagged #mightylove. Which happened in a couple of hours. What the what? You guys are the best. The project is still going strong until April 12, so throw a compliment someone’s way. Meanwhile, Natalie is posting her favorite compliments on Go Mighty, so go see if you’re on her list.
My Go Mighty Skillshare class on Life Lists starts Monday, and one participant will receive a $1,000 goal grant from Go Mighty. Last month’s grant went to Emrys Kim, who’s planning a trip to South Korea to take spoken histories of women who were coerced into brothels during the Japanese occupation. Sign up for the class and let us know your plans.
We’re in our third week of the #ThankAWriter project with Nathan Bransford. Nathan’s letter this week was to the author and teacher that encouraged him to write his first novel. You should read it. Moving stuff.
I’ve enjoyed reading about which writers inspire you all and why. Here are a few letters written by Go Mighty members this week: To Kazuo Ishiguro, To Sharon G. Flake, To Lois Lowry, To Kay Ryan, To Martin Waddell, To Pam Houston, To Mo Willems.
So much good stuff, right? Keep it up, team. We are a snowball rolling downhill.
Photo credit: Sara Lucero
The Go Mighty team has been building a community of people who make things happen. Come be part of it.
I’m teaching a one-week Life List Workshop through Skillshare, starting April 8. It’s online, it’s only $20, and you should do it.
As part of the class, the Go Mighty team is choosing one participant (or group of participants, if you feel like doing a team project) to receive a $1,000 grant toward turning a dream into an action.
If you’ve been wanting to make a Life List, or meaning to choose a few goals to tackle, or thinking about supporting others who are working on their lists, you could do that later. But later is dumb. Instead, let’s do it right now:
See you there, doers. I will bring pizza.
In middle income families, there are thirteen books per child at home. In low income families, there is one book available per three hundred children. Libby wants to change the statistics in her community and she needs a little advice.
I love a good quest. Go, Corinna.
“I think about the families that made these dilapidated structures homes when they were shiny and new. I think of how tough life must have been in this dry, hot land before all the modern conveniences. I wonder where the people went.” – Chriss wants to photograph 100 abandoned houses.
Want a simple way to learn a new language? There’s an app for that. Thanks, Mary.
Harmony recently learned something surprising about her birth, which prompted this addition to her life list.
Emily wants to pick up a microphone with the confidence of Kanye West. Diction direction needed, team.
Kelly checked “Do a pin-up photo shoot off her life list.” That last one is Varga perfection.
If you live in the Los Angeles area and you’re crafty, Jennifer needs help with the latest Craft Hope project.
“The chair feels old and wise and wanting like the Velveteen Rabbit, asking to be loved just as it is…” - Thanks for sharing this, Loren.
Here’s an idea: Just inhabit your body.
How did you spend your 20 minutes of intention this week?
Photo credit: Sharon Kim
I’m really proud of the growing sense of community over on Go Mighty. Thanks to everyone who has taken the time to load up your life list and share your experiences. Reading them is a daily source of inspiration and, after 12 years of writing here about my life list and all of the support I have received, it’s a joy to finally have the opportunity to read more about your goals and cheer you on.
Here are a few favorites from the week:
I shared my thoughts in the comments on this one. I cannot recommend this enough. It will transform your wardrobe.
This story prompted me to add a new goal to my life list. Good luck, Jessica. You’ve got this.
Photo credit: Maile Wilson