“It is always about the work. In the latter years of your life, your happiness and your self-esteem will be determined by the mountains you surmounted, the valleys you climbed out of, and the life and/or career that you forged for yourself.
— MAYA ANGELOU, Rainbow in the Cloud”
If you’re not currently facing mountains or valley, create one.
Start small. It could be as simple as calling a friend or neighbor, going for your first walk in a month, trying out that recipe that has bounced around the back of your mind…
As part of my AOK Writing project, I’m creating a slide-based tutorial on fashioning your own inspirational message for those needing a little support and, using bit.ly, including the shortened/memorable URL in any handwritten note. There’s also no reason you can’t create a short inspirational video instead of a static message. Hmmm…
[Note: my tutorial includes the step of publishing a Google Slide to the web; there’s no reason you couldn’t just post your message on your blog and ‘bit.ly-ize’ your post. I just chose the other route to make the link more exclusive.]
- Create a PDF/PNG/JPEG poster of support or inspiration. I used Canva.
- Place it on a blog page.
- Create a bit.ly link to it and include the link in your handwritten letter/note.
Here is a 90-second video showing my steps that included Canva, Google Slides [optional], and bit.ly.
Here is the link to the completed project. http://bit.ly/tryagain2
Keep trying new stuff!