“Major turns are those moments that once they happen, you are never the same again. Once you walk through that door, there is no looking back.”
First of all – I obviously haven’t completed the #write31days challenge. I was out of town, and then got sick, and then went out of town again, and it just wasn’t happening. So I’m going to finish it up like this, it just won’t be done in October (obviously). As part of attending Donald Miller’s Storyline Conference, I can participate in some curriculum called “Creating Your Life Plan.” I had actually purchased similar material from Storyline years ago, and never completed it. But I feel like God has been preparing my heart for something big at this conference, and I want robe ready. So here goes.
I’ve decided that since I’m going to the Storyline conference on Thursday, I should try to actually complete some of the curriculum. So I’m going to run through “Creating a Life Plan” in 4 days (I think it’s usually supposed to take 30-45 days). I’ve read through it and done some of the steps in other programs, but I really want to have it done before the conference so that I can move on to other big things 🙂 (Have I ever mentioned that I am an all-or-nothing, impulsive type of gal?) I have all day on the plane flying home tomorrow, and I have the 5+ hour drive from Louisville to Chicago on Wednesday, so I know I’ll at least have that time to work on it.
Tonight’s assignment: list the ‘major turns’ in the story of your life, both positive and negative. Major turns are those moments that once they happen, you are never the same again. Once you walk through that door, there is no looking back.
Once you identify a major turns, you categorize it as negative or positive, and then give it a weighted number of 1 to 10. On the video, Don states that if you’re age 40, you probably have about 15 of these turns.
For instance, in my life one major turn was when I was 24 and my only sister, Tricia, who was 19, was killed in a single car accident when she fell asleep at the wheel. Losing Tricia greatly impacted my whole family, as you can imagine, but specifically for me it left a big hole in my heart at losing my only sister, and not having a sister relationship from that time on.
- So tomorrow (and probably tonight as I’m falling asleep) I’m going to think about the timeline of my life, and start to identify my ‘major turns’. I’ve done something similar before, and I think it will be really interesting to find which events I now identify as life changing compared to when I did this almost 15 years ago.