“Hi. Howdy. Hola. Hallo. Bonjour. Kon’nichiwa.”
What a treat it is to have you here.
Storytelling is what I do; it is a part of me. But getting into the mind of people, studying their habits, tracing their patterns, trying to come up for reasons of behavior is a part of who I am as well. I spend a lot of time developing characters, digging into their core, finding out who they are and why they do what they do. It’s as if I am their therapist listening to their stories unfold while taking copious notes. I am an analyzer, pattern-tracer, people-watcher, truth-seeker who never turns down an opportunity to do so, even if it is through fictional characters.
Telling my story freed me, and I want to offer that same opportunity to others, no matter how long they’ve been telling the same story.
Changing the narrative of our lives is never easy, especially when it’s a story we can tell in our sleep, but if we allow ourselves to rewrite one line at a time, one chapter at a time, our story can read in a way that will create the future to be our best book yet.
Life changes. People change. The story changes. As we live, learn, grow, and love, the very fabric that lace our stories—individually and collectively—begin to take on a new pattern. As a story psychologist, I want to bring awareness to how our narratives shape our lives using psychology and storytelling. I like to look at psychology as a way to treat the soul, and for me, my goal is to do that through storytelling.
The story behind you and the story in front of you compare not to the story within you.
Be abundantly blessed,
Julia T. Williams