Oprah would be bound to be oh-so-curious about my life (see me insert my tongue in my cheek.)
What might she ask of me? Because no #1 burning question from Oprah rang through my head, I just started writing question possibilities to see what would rise to the surface.
As usual, surprises popped up and rather but sharing my “first question” I would love for you to tell me which question YOU would like Oprah to ask of me first.
We share a birthday – January 29. In what ways are we alike? What might I learn from you?
How did you start writing?
What is your favorite place to write?
When you are not writing volumes upon volumes, what are you doing?
Tell us about how some of the not-so-great moments in your life have fueled your creative spirit?
What was it like growing up with six siblings with the brother right below you – only by fourteen months – had Down’s Syndrome?
How would your life be different without your brother John's place within in it?
What was it like to facilitate his Celebration of Life after he died?
What do you make of your “leaving your body” when you got word he had died?
Tell me about your children: the loves of your life.
When did you first start writing poetry?
Who are your three favorite living poets? Hmmm. What gives them this title?
Who are your three favorite all time poets? Hmmm. What gives them this title?
What is your relationship like with your remaining siblings?
How did you start your performing career?
What has been your favorite role to portray?
What do you notice makes an exceptional collaboration? How is it different from run-of-the-mill collaborations?
What do you want to leave behind for the world when you die? Tell us more….
How did you discover you have melanoma?
You have been described as “a brave woman” – do you consider yourself courageous?
What do you suggest our viewers do to become more courageous?
When did you start collecting quotes?
In what ways do you use them?
What has shifted your life the most: death of your firstborn at birth? Your son, Samuel’s autism, Your daughters, Your writing and poetry, your performance careers - victories and losses, where you live?
Tell us about your many friendships –
How did you get comfortable being considered “unconventional” or “out there”.
What would you tell other people about being comfortable not being “just like everyone else.”
What is next for you?
How will you contribute (and how do you contribute now) to making this world a better place?
Most importantly, what questions would Oprah ask YOU?
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Julie Jordan Scott has been a Life & Creativity Coach, Writer, Facilitator and Teleclass Leader since 1999. She is also an award winning Actor, Director, Artist and Mother Extraordinaire. She was twice the StoryTelling Slam champion in Bakersfield.
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