The seals in the Dive Down story appear at a point when inspiration started to find me…
Along with an amazing book called When Things Fall Apart by Pema Chödrön and a range of music that helped me to get up in the morning (which can be found on the Spotify playlist to accompany the book here) there were lots of other people and organisations who helped me to navigate my way in the depths. A lot of them can be found in the Further Reading list in the back of the book, and on the Dive Down website here.
This week has been really lovely as I have been writing thank you letters and packaging up copies of Dive Down to send some of those people as a thank you.
I sent and gave the first batch of books to friends and family who were part of my safety net, and now I’ve reached out to some of the people who have been part of my life without realising.
I wanted to complete the loop and let them know that they had touched and helped me.
So some of my favourite writers, musicians, philosophers and organisations will be getting little parcels. It’s probably not that big a deal to them – I hope that they get letters and things like that all the time. But it was a very therapeutic thing to do, to put into words why and how their work or words had changed my life.
The map of where the books have gone is looking really exciting at the moment, and includes some of the awesome organisations I have sent copies to. You can find the map here.
Letting other people know about the people, music and organisations that I found when creating Dive Down is an important part of the sharing – I want to sign post as many people to the brilliant resources that exist to help us all find our way as we swim through our own journeys and adventures.
Please do share any of your own favourites and I can add them to the Further Reading list 🙂 Why not drop me an email?
Tags: autobiography, books, dive down, gratitude, illustration, mental health, self help, sharing, transformation