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This week, I turn 35. I have been thinking deeply about my 2022 New Year’s theme of stability under pressure (p.s. try themes instead of resolutions). Every year I define a thematic resolution to colour the year. It is through this thematic lens that I look at events of the year.
The transition from 2021 to 2022 has been one of significant pressure. Both in the world generally, and for me personally. The thing about pressure is that we each experience it in different ways. Some act well under pressure, with the rush of adrenaline comes a calmness. Others, less so.
The theme of “stability under pressure” came up during a physiotherapy appointment near the end of last year. Did you know that joints can be more stable under load? It’s like how bicycles can be more balanced when moving.
Being aware of what brings us stability means being open and perceptive. It means listening to the sound waves around us. Science trivia: what type of waves are sound waves?
Awareness also means listening to what is happening both around us and within. This reflection leads me to my request for my 35th birthday.
What sounds do you hear around you?
For my 35th birthday (June 5th), please share an 🎙️🔴 audio recording capturing some of your acoustic soundscape.
Please send me an audio recording and describe why you captured that bit of audio. I’d love to collect all of these audio clips, and stich them together to create a birthday soundtrack.
There are so many things that you might hear around you. You could say something in the recording, or capture the sounds of the people or animals around you. I am so curious and excited to live vicariously by exploring these various soundscapes and the memories they conjure.
If you are thinking to yourself how the heck do I send Kory an audio recording?" Reach out and I would be happy to walk you through it with a little hands-on interactive tutorial.
Here is Neal Augenstein from WTOP News with a short tutorial video (which you know I love) to help show you how:
Previous Birthdays #
As with each year prior, the goal is to collect one for every year I have lived, this year that would be 35.
Over the past years I have asked for some interesting collective creation gifts for my birthday:
- 34 📍 Pins on a Map for my 34th Birthday
- 33 DIY How To’s for my 33rd Birthday
- 32 Paths (trails, hikes, directions to travel from basecamp)
- 31 Recipes You Make (ask me if you’d like to see some)
- 30 Songs That Intersect Us
- 29 Essays on Finding the Fun in Others
- 28 Handwritten Notes
- 27 Birthday Pictures
- 26 Love Letters
- 25 Stories on 25 Years of Age
- and of course… Doodles