1) To help you find those things that make up the unique, amazing person that you are.
All of us are unique, and can use that uniqueness to make our world, and the world around us, a better place. You may call it being weird, odd, quirky, or whatever else, but the point is, you are the only you there is and you are the only one who can serve your purpose in this world. I’m here to let you know that you aren’t the only weirdo around, and to encourage you to embrace your weird!
2) To showcase those who are doing what they love and inspiring others to do the same.
No one person is good at everything. There are those that can do anything they try to really well, but it’s not their “thing”. We all have our strengths and weaknesses. We all have things that we are passionate about and things that we don’t love doing. The Q&A sessions pull inspiring people together and showcase their strengths. They give us all a chance to find new ways to do things, see different perspectives, and learn from each other.
3) To expand the definition most people have of the word creativity, and to show you how to utilize your unique way of being creative.
When asked what creativity means, most people will say something about some sort of craft, photography, or design; and most will say that they aren’t at all creative. But I believe that everyone is creative in some way, and that your unique way of being creative can be used to make your life, and the lives of those around you, better. Creativity shows up in business, in how people solve problems, in parenting, and in many other avenues of our lives. When we see this, we begin to truly realize the potential we have within ourselves.
4) To spread positivity and encourage kindness.
I want to make people smile every chance that I get and encourage others to do the same.
5) To help you appreciate the small things in your life.
Sometimes we get so stuck in our heads, so wrapped up in our day to day, that we don’t notice the beautiful little things that are happening around us. A lot of the ideas that I give on The Novel Turtle are meant to get you out of your own head, clear your mind, and help you to appreciate the little details that most people don’t even notice. These little details are what make our lives so much more meaningful, and what can lead us to finding our highest joys.
6) To help you become more aware of yourself and your surroundings.
Lewis Howes did an interview with Kyle Cease and he describes this perfectly: (To paraphrase) If you are stuck in your own head then you can literally walk past a hundred-dollar bill and not even see it. If you are instead focusing on the things around you, then you see it, you see the blessings, the abundance, the magic, the joy. There are so many benefits to being aware of yourself and your surroundings.
(See that interview by clicking here.)
7) To help you navigate and understand your own inner world.
We all have hopes and dreams, and we all have emotions and feelings connected to those hopes and dreams. Sometimes people feel very alone in their search for their happiest life. Sometimes emotions pop up that we don’t understand, or don’t know how to deal with. Sometimes we just need someone else to point out what, deep down, we’ve known all along. I’m here to let you know that you are not alone in how you feel, and to help you understand what is going on inside your head and your heart. I will occasionally deliver tough love, but I also really want to encourage you to follow your heart.
Hi!!! I’m Lori Frye, the creator of The Novel Turtle and author of the blog posts. I humbly place myself in the position of guide and fellow traveler on this journey called life. I’m not a licensed therapist or psychologist. I don’t have any degrees that qualify what I say. What I do have is life experience. Everything that I put out there are things that have helped me in some way, and/or have helped those around me. I’m not here to tell you how to live your life, but rather to be a friend, to have a conversation with you, and to hopefully pass along some advice that may help you on your path as well. Oh…and also to make you smile.