Those who do not have power over the story that dominates their lives, power to retell it, to rethink it, deconstruct it, joke about it, and change it as times change, truly are powerless.

Salman Rushdie, “1000 Days Trapped Inside a Metaphor” (1999)

This project is designed to engage you in thoughtfully considering your ambitions, expectations, and hopes for the future and to provide you with tools to incorporate reflection into your life. We want you to become aware of sources of replenishment that sustain and restore you.

It is our conviction that women of all ages should be thoughtful and strategic about their opportunities and choices as they navigate complex lives. Developing flexibility and resilience will help you to survive and thrive in unexpected, ambiguous, or difficult circumstances, as each new decision or life event changes the landscape of the future and sheds light on the past.

We use the term “narratives” because a person’s self-understanding shifts and changes over time. What you write in one of our workshops will not be set in stone. Rather, we hope it will serve as a touchstone for you, a snapshot of one significant moment of transition, a single narrative among many you will write during your life.