Leena Norms and Rowan Ellis posted a video about creating a life syllabus. In it, they discuss lessons that they wish they’d learned in the school of life.
So, I thought I’d create my own life syllabus. I used to be a teacher (albeit a very crappy one. It’s complicated). But, I think this post could serve as an introduction to things I value. Of course, the post is more of a reflection on what matters to me, and not necessarily to everyone else.
Take it all with a grain of salt.
Fangirl–Rainbow Rowell (to learn about creativity, mental health, education, and relationships) + Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi (also see: identity, bravery, word play, and relationships). There are the obvious ones, Harry Potter series, Chronicles of Narnia, and Lord of the Rings. Anything by William Shakespeare is worth checking out.
Swiss Army Man, Ruby Sparks, What If, Inside Llewyn Davis, Little Miss Sunshine, Amelie, 500 Days of Summer
Supersize Me (I know. How old school of me!), Forks over Knives, Earthlings
TV Series –
YouTube Channel –
Course Work – experiences to have
- Fostering new skills and interests
- Therapy for the first time.
- Deep and frank conversations
- Writing your through a prompt or a question/written meditation/epiphanies/revelations
- Regular self care rituals
Exam – brace yourself for a situation
Friends moving on or drifting apart, interests changing, questioning social norms in regards to ideologies, beauty, health, identity, relationships, beliefs, self worth, and sexuality.