I recently posted one of my prompts on the MemoirClass.com Facebook Group, and in fidelity to the group, I redid my Personal Map. My old one, if you would like to see it, I hold up in the writing prompt you can access here. So much has changed in the last six months. I have a full-time position, a fiance, and more resources but less time. I bet a lot of you have similar feelings: life is good, rich and full but still you have other dreams, tasks and ideas you would like to bring to fruition.
We all have to start somewhere, and I think that was why out of all the prompts to pull out of my bag of tricks, I chose this one. A map calms us. It gives us a sense of place in a chaotic world, a path to orientate ourselves. A passage (another travel/map word!) I love to quote is from Peter Turchi, Maps of the Imagination: The Writer as Cartographer
“We organize information on maps in order to see our knowledge in a new way. As a result, maps suggest explanations; and while explanations reassure us, they also inspire us to ask more questions, consider other possibilities. To ask for a map is to say, ‘tell me a story.’”