Burn the Boats
I have an existential map. It has 'You are here' written all over it.
Have you ever felt there was more out there, potential that you’re not fulfilling because it feels too risky? You’re not alone. In 1519, Spanish conquistador Cortes landed 11 boats holding 600 men on the shores of the New World. Their mission: Colonize and search for treasure. But, with so few men, conquering so vast a land felt insurmountable. In response to the fear, Cortes rallied the crew with an inspiring speech… and then had them burn the boats. There was no turning back. These three words changed history; the men went on to riches and glory.
We all stand on the shore of vast opportunities and dreams, but cling to the security of our boats. Webster defines a map as “a picture or chart that shows the different parts of something.” In this workshop, we will creatively explore and map that “something” which is you; both the familiar and the potential for greatness.
In this personal mapmaking workshop, we will:
- Become familiar with a variety of techniques and approaches to personal mapmaking
- Create a visual “you are here” map that celebrates the lineage and history that has brought you to this shore, made you what you are
- Practice techniques to help you articulate the treasure you’re seeking
- Chart a “treasure” map that represents the vision of your New World waiting to be explored
No artistic experience or talent required, just show up with your curiosity and readiness to engage. We will provide all project materials. Dress comfortably, for a little bit of mess.