Ellen's Adult Life Map

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Ellen's Adult Life Map by Mind Map: Ellen's Adult Life Map

1. SEPARATE KNOWING

2. Differentation

3. Natural emergencies of the self

4. English Professor Kumar as mentor

4.1. Began to question religion and how it related to my life if at all

4.1.1. Grew up in Oklahoma, where churches are built to house thousands

4.1.2. I want to live outside of time and only in bluejeans

4.2. Things are not what they seem to be.

4.3. It's how you look at things that matters.

4.4. Meaning making

5. College

5.1. Changed major 7 times

5.1.1. Parents want me to have something to fall back on just in case

5.2. Began running

6. Alcoholic Father stops drinking

7. Married at 21

7.1. I told her I would most likely never be happy.

7.2. Mother wished me to be happy.

7.3. Life doesn't feel real

7.4. Holding environment

8. I asked for a Divorce

9. Started seeing therapist on 30th birthday

9.1. New age guy who kept telling me about his friend Ric, who was considered a radical actor who talked about spiritual things.

9.2. Arrogant guy who I ended up having an affair with. He was totally unavailable.

9.3. EVOLUTIONARY UPHEAVAL

10. Moved to Houston and then Clearwater, FL (husband's job)

10.1. Hired by University of Tampa to teach English, but had to give it up to move to Denver.

10.2. Begin to feel jealous of my sister, who is single and travels whenever she wants.

10.3. Realized that I couldn't balance my checkbook

10.4. Husband stated that I couldn't survive without him.

11. Moved to Denver for husband's job

11.1. New node

12. Met Ric (mutual recruiting)

12.1. Focus on creativity

12.2. Search for magic/connection/how to create my own world

12.3. Sudden realization that I don't HAVE to do anything. We are what we focus on.How do I choose to live my life?

12.4. Vivid dreams

12.5. Feel more real

12.6. The knower is the known

12.7. Meaning Making on steroids

12.8. Spiritual/energetic evolution

13. Travel/new friends/learning about relationships

13.1. Affairs and heartache, too. Growing up at 31.

13.1.1. LETTING GO

14. Moved Boulder for my job

14.1. LETTING GO

15. Met Andy at BookEnd

15.1. Moved in together 1 year later

15.1.1. STAYING PUT FOR REINTEGRATION

16. Fired from job

16.1. Too much speaking out.

16.1.1. LETTING GO

17. Moved to Denver

17.1. Bought a home

18. Began writing novel (creative evolution)

18.1. Found an agent

18.2. Revised and rewrote

18.3. Novel never sold

18.3.1. LETTING GO

19. Work at AORN

19.1. Adult Education Master's Degree

19.2. Knack for adult education and technology

19.3. Community of friends

20. Husband wonders if we'd still get married if we met today.

20.1. Having migrains

20.1.1. What can I do with my life? Dreams of meeting Merlin (hero from childhood)

20.1.2. Nothing is as it seems

21. Short story published!

21.1. Beginning another novel rewrite.

22. SUBJECTIVE KNOWER

23. PROCEDURAL KNOWER

23.1. CONNECTED

24. CONSTRUCTED KNOWER

25. PROCEDURAL KNOWER

25.1. CONNECTED

26. CONSTRUCTED KNOWER

27. Natural emergencies of the self -- letting go

28. EMBEDDED IN INSTITUTIONAL SELF

29. EMBEDDED IN INTERINDIVIDUAL SELF