How would you sum up your life since March in one word?
I had to really pause to think of an answer, but the word that came to mind was mercurial.
I grew up with a former English teacher for a mom, so sometimes my adjectives can get a little flowery.
The Oxford dictionary describes mercurial this way, “subject to sudden or unpredictable changes of mood or mind.” Sounds like 2020, doesn’t it?
There have been times over the past few months where I’ve felt like I’m doing just fine, only to stub my toe and start sobbing uncontrollably.
Then there were the days, weeks, really, where I felt like I was just barely making it, while somehow simultaneously hitting major milestones.
The world is mercurial. I’m mercurial. And instead of fighting the changes, I’ve tried to play a small part in helping things change for the better.
I’m wholly uninterested in things going back to the way they were at the beginning 2020.
There’s work to be done, and each of us has a role to play. I love the framework Deepa Iyer created, and I encourage you to read the guiding questions she outlines.
I’ve seen myself step into the roles of healer, bridge-builder, and disruptor recently. I’ve been challenged to use my voice and to reimagine the way I do business.
Your responses are my favorite part of the writing process, so please comment below if you feel called to. I’m curious to hear your one word description of your life since March and/or what roles you see yourself playing in the social change economy?
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