Thinking Clearly — Archive of past newsletters Volume 1

#113 – Turkey, birthday and looking back to life as an awkward teenager.

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Hello amazing!

Tomorrow is my birthday. 28 years old. I’m not a big birthday fan–and I prefer a minimum of celebration. However, I think it is a great time to stop and check in with my younger self. What were my dreams and ambitions when I was in my teens? Where am I now? Here’s how you can do it too.

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Set the frame

Pick a time in your life that you can remember at least in glimpses. I think back to when I was 19 and first went to New York on vacation. Draw yourself in the bottom-right quadrant of the page.



1: Try to remember what life was like for you at that time. Annotate your drawing and add features to yourself.

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2: What were you dreaming of? What were your hopes for the future?

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3: how does your dreams from back then compare with your life today?


Happy Thanksgiving and lots of love until next week.




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