River of Life
On your paper, draw a river winding from the lower left corner to the upper right corner. Label the lower left “Birth” and the upper right “The Present.”
Get creative. Break the rules! When you draw your river, let its shape and features represent what’s special about your life. Feel free to add swamps, bridges, waterfalls, forked rivers, circular rivers, etc.
Cast your mind back over your life. Draw islands in the river, each representing places you’ve lived, key people you’ve known or who have influenced your life, and any other “landmarks” along the river of your life (e.g., key companies, projects, etc.).
Along each side of the river, add tributaries representing challenging and affirming moments from your life. Think of those events, decisions, and turning points that taught you something and made a lasting impact on who you are.