Friends, welcome to the 11th edition of the "Tracking Your Wyrd" course.
16 weeks, 16 love letters to your wyrd.
Happy New Year, my fellow Wyrds! And can I say, how weird is it that it’s 2022? Doesn’t it sound like we’re living in some science fiction story, some futuristic world like the one the Jetsons lived in where we have video chats and conferences and smart home automation and robots to clean our floors?
The world of the Jetsons was weird. But ours is just as weird. And, ahead of schedule. The Jetsons was set in 2062. We’re 40 years ahead of schedule on some things. And look—Amazon has even created a home robot named after Astro, the Jetsons’ dog.
So today is the day for making our resolutions. And instead of the tried and true and decidedly non-weird resolutions like losing weight, keeping a budget, cutting back on sugar, exercising more, I want to suggest one uber-resolution.
BE MORE WYRD!
That’s what I want to encourage you to do this year. Be more of your wild, wryd self. Be more fully self-expressed, more individualistic, more odd, more differentiated, more eccentric, more peculiar.
So today, at the birthday of 2022, let’s resolve to be our Youer than You selves, to be more you, to be more wyrd.
If you’re the journaling type, I want to suggest that you start off this year by writing your own wyrd description. Gather everything you know about yourself and anything you’ve learned from this program, and write a “What makes me wyrd” list. Write about your quirks, your eccentricities, your values, your strengths, your passions, the qualities that differentiate you from your family, your fantasies, your gifts and talents, your childhood obsessions and occupations, what takes you to the mountaintop. Try this thought experiment--think about 10 people in your life who know you well and 10 people in your life who know you just a little, and ask yourself, “What would they say is wyrd about me?” and if you start to go negative, ask instead, “What would they say is genius about me?” and if that feels too inflated (which it’s not, remember, inside of our mythic framework), ask yourself, “What would they say my genius is?” and if you get stuck on that word, just ask yourself, “How would they say I’m unique?”