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The art film phase of an epic adventure

I‘m on (in)courage today, talking about Story, how we’ve all got one, and how we’re all meant to live ours like it’s an epic adventure, even when we’re in those mundane parts of the plot. The parenting, the errand-running, the dinner-making… doesn’t always feel very epic. From the post:

But if you’re like me, sometimes my Story isn’t that terribly exciting. It feels easier to live out a good story when there’s adventure, chaos, and danger, and I’ve been there before. But that doesn’t comprise most of my life. Really, my days are mostly spent changing diapers, getting dinner on the table, paying our mortgage, and going for runs. It’s hard to believe you’re in the thick of something exciting when your days are—well, less so.

What does it look like to live out a good, relevant, gets-me-up-in-the-morning Story when it still just feels like…. regular life?

Believe it or not, there is encouragement that the mundane is still part of a Good Story. Parenting and living the day-in, day-out of raising three kids is not exactly erupting volcanoes and chasing after the bad guy and falling in love Victorian-style. It’s a lot of daily grind.”

Click here to read the rest and talk to me about whether you’re in more of an art film or an epic adventure story.

Tsh Oxenreider

Tsh is the founder of this blog and just finished traveling around the world with her husband and 3 kids. Her latest book is Notes From a Blue Bike, and believes a passport is one of the world's greatest textbooks.

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