I have a tendency to fill my life up to the max. It’s almost like I was born busy. In the last few months I’ve taken on teaching public relations at Griffith University on the Gold Coast, started a Graduate Certificate at QUT Brisbane in Coaching and Mentoring and have become Chair of the Byron Writers Festival. And in just a few weeks, I have my grade six piano exam. This along with trying to get my current WIP finished. Oh, and fitting in those other things like family, exercise and friends.
But I’m not complaining (well not too much). I love a challenge.
One of things we have learned about in the Graduate Certificate is about rich pictures. Rich pictures are a diagrammatic way of relating your own experiences and perceptions to a given problem situation through the identification and linking of a series of concepts. So one of our exercises was drawing a rich picture of our lives.
Not being a particularly visual person and being a terrible drawer, I was skeptical about this exercise, but it was really enjoyable and insightful. Strangely enough, this is how I worked out why I felt like I was always being pulled in lot of different directions…because I am. It was very interesting looking at my life from a pictorial standpoint.
The course has a big theme of reflection. If you need a moment of reflection, have a go at creating a rich picture. It’s a lot of fun and you might just learn something poignant about your life.