My favorite kind of storm is filled with tension in the air, flashes of inspiration, and thunderous applause – it’s a brainstorm!

Brainstorms take place at a beginning completely full of possibilities. You can’t brainstorm wrong – there are no “incorrect” or “bad” ideas. Everything is a contribution towards progress, and anything is possible. All of these points make me absolutely giddy but for some people, the idea of a wide world of possibility can be scary.

I have offered to brainstorm with dozens of people but few have accepted the offer. Starting something can be overwhelming and bringing another set of eyeballs can feel intrusive or vulnerable or unnecessary.

However, having a brainstorming partner, or even better – multiple partners, can completely change the trajectory of an idea. We only need to be brave enough to allow others into our space to weather the storm together.


I write everyday because it allows me to voice what is at the surface. Once that is out of my head, I can dig in another layer deeper. My daily writing practice has been my greatest exploration of self and humanity. Sign up here to receive these thought nuggets in your inbox on the daily.