Watched Stranger Than Fiction. It’s mostly a corny romantic comedy but there was some good stuff hidden in it about living the Hero’s Journey, and generally being an awesome person.
www.amazon.com/ Buy the heros journey at Amazon! Free Shipping on Qualified Orders.
Joe Goldberg has written 2 entries about this goal
A friend linked to this blog post about going on an adventure
The blog post contained the concept of the monomyth (which he calls the Hero’s Journey, a term I now prefer since I can think of myself as a Hero).
The steps of the Journey are listed here: http://www.amersol.edu.pe/_afleming/2003/hero.html
As with most people, I’m stuck at step 3, depending on the “call to adventure” I choose to heed. Venessa and I have talked about a 10 year plan to get rid of (almost) everything and live on a sailboat. That would certainly be an adventure.
Some older cousins (the Wise Mentors) have done the same thing, and I’m seeing them in a few weeks. However, I don’t think the act of planning on doing something a decade down the line qualifies as heroic.
- Biking across a continent
- Starting a company
- Homeschooling or “roadschooling”