A yearlong, self-paced journaling program for empowering your creative journey—co-created by 52 master writers, coaches, artists, and thought leaders.

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A Year With Myself provides a strong structure, a container for personal inquiry at a deep soul level. Writing and journaling using this unique program has revealed another layer of the path of becoming whole. I have a new understanding of facets of my personality and soul. This has allowed me to align the inside and outside, the introvert and extrovert, the personal and public, in a whole new way.  I recommend this to anyone on a path of integration.”
— KATHLEEN O’BRIEN, Artist & Designer, kathleen-obrien.com
“Women often go through life just ‘faking’ it or trying to get through a day to get to the other side never really knowing who we are, let alone why we are here or what we are to learn. My life has never been more meaningful than when I took Cigdem's A Year With Myself program. It gave me the ‘permission’ to go inside without feeling selfish or narcissistic.”
— NANCY DADAMI, Feng Shui Practitioner, Coach & Speaker, nancydadami.com


Is this a live writing group or a self-study program?

This is an on-demand program you can take in your own time and at your own pace from the comfort of your home.

How much time do I need each day to write?

10-20 minutes a day is enough for most of us. Most participants set aside about 15 minutes a day for writing. All writing counts, and everything is progress. You'll hear those two things over and over again in my community. If you don't have 10-15 minutes, start with just five minutes a day. :)

Do I have to be on my computer to access the class material?

You can log in to the course area using the login button at the top of this page to access all writing material from your desktop computer, your notebook, your tablet, and even your smartphone. It's an extremely user-friendly writing space.

How long do I have access to the class material?

The entire class material is neatly organized here in the course area, where you have easy, forever access to it. You can come back here to use the class material to create new writing as many times as you want.

Do you offer refunds?

I'll be happy to offer you a full refund within 48 hours of your purchase with no questions asked. No refunds are available after 48 hours. Please read all sections of this page carefully. Also, read all of the the testimonials on this page to see whether the experience of the previous participants resonate with you. This will help you make a conscious purchase decision.

How do I pay?

We use the super-secure Stripe checkout system. Please use the button at the top of this page to pay with your debit or credit card. If you have a coupon, make sure you enter it in the related space before you complete your purchase.

What's included?

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About This Course & How It Works
Your Facilitator & Guest Instructors
Your Curriculum & Timeline
MODULE 1: The Art of Beginning (1 WEEK)
A Quick Introduction to Module 1
WEEK 1 (Part 1): "Liminal Spaces" (PATTI DIGH)
WEEK 1 (Part 2): "Begin Where You Are" (JENNIFER LOUDEN)
MODULE 2: The Art of Self-Discovery (9 WEEKS)
A Quick Introduction to Module 2
WEEK 2: "Connect with Your Roots" (LEONIE DAWSON)
WEEK 3: "Rewrite Your Beautiful Story" (SARA BLACKTHORNE)
WEEK 4: "Leverage Your Personality" (LAURIE FOLEY)
WEEK 5: "Align Yourself with Your Values" (SANDI AMORIM)
WEEK 6: "Activate Your Superpowers" (TANYA GEISLER)
WEEK 7: "Recognize Your Uniqueness" (KAREN CATERSON)
WEEK 8: "Discover Your Passion" (VICTORIA BROUHARD)
WEEK 9: "Cultivate Self-Awareness" (JULIE DALEY)
WEEK 10: "Get Good at Self-Love" (RONNA DETRICK)
MODULE 3: The Art of Creativity (8 WEEKS)
A Quick Introduction to Module 3
WEEK 11: "Invoke Your Creative Muse" (CHRIS ZYDEL)
WEEK 12: "Capture Your Best Ideas" (DYANA VALENTINE)
WEEK 13: "Express Your Creative Self" (JENNY BONES)
WEEK 14: "Invite More Adventure" (SUE MITCHELL)
WEEK 15: "Maximize Your Creativity" (ALEXIA PETRAKOS)
WEEK 16: "Stop Procrastinating" (TIA SPARKLES)
WEEK 17: "Get Unstuck" (LISA WILDER)
WEEK 18: "Learn to Play Again" (ANDREA SCHROEDER)
MODULE 4: The Art of Healing (10 WEEKS)
A Quick Introduction to Module 4
WEEK 19: "Practice Mindfulness" (SUSANNAH CONWAY)
WEEK 20: "Embrace Simplicity" (MICHELLE RUSSELL)
WEEK 21: "Raise Your Energy" (BRIDGET PILLOUD)
WEEK 22: "Reduce Bad Stress" (AMY PALKO)
WEEK 23: "Navigate Difficult Emotions" (ALANA SHEEREN)
WEEK 24: "Get Good at Letting Go" (ALYCIA NEIGHBORS)
WEEK 25: "Forgive and Heal" (LISA MILES BRADY)
WEEK 26: "Rewrite Your Money Story" (SHEROLD BARR)
WEEK 27: "Make Self-Care a Habit" (LIANNE RAYMOND)
WEEK 28: "Transform from the Inside Out" (MEG WORDEN)
MODULE 5: The Art of Action (10 WEEKS)
A Quick Introduction to Module 5
WEEK 29: "Redefine Your Big Vision" (ABBY KERR)
WEEK 30: "Connect with Your Purpose" (MEGAN POTTER)
WEEK 31: "Cultivate Courage" (ANGELA MARIE MAXWELL)
WEEK 32: "Master the Art of Time" (JENNIFER GRESHAM)
WEEK 33: "Practice Mindful Productivity" (LISA BALDWIN)
WEEK 34: "Define Success for Yourself" (NATALIE SISSON)
WEEK 35: "Focus on What Matters" (MICHELLE NICKOLAISEN)
WEEK 36: "Get Good at Taking Action" (TARA ROBINSON)
WEEK 37: "Build Better Habits" (MOLLY GORDON)
WEEK 38: "Do Your Greatest Work" (LISA SONORA BEAM)
MODULE 6: The Art of Connection (6 WEEKS)
A Quick Introduction to Module 6
WEEK 39: "Nurture Your Relationships" (CHRISTA GALLOPOULOS)
WEEK 40: "Listen to Your Intuition" (JAC McNEIL)
WEEK 41: "Become More Confident" (AMY CLOVER)
WEEK 42: "Redefine Friendship" (ROSE MARGARET DENIZ)
WEEK 43: "Build Your Inner Circle" (HANNAH MARCOTTI)
WEEK 44: " Collaborate with Kindred Spirits" (MOLLY CANTRELL-CRAIG)
MODULE 7: The Art of Joy (8 WEEKS)
A Quick Introduction to Module 7
WEEK 45: "Cultivate Gratitude" (TERESA DEAK)
WEEK 46: "Cultivate Inner Peace" (TARA WAGNER)
WEEK 47: "Build Systems That Work" (DESIREE ADAWAY)
WEEK 48: "Navigate Change" (ANASTASIA ASHMAN)
WEEK 49: "Teach What Matters" (CIGDEM KOBU)
WEEK 50: "Kindle Your Inner Spark" (RANDI BUCKLEY)
WEEK 51: "Touch the World with Kindness" (KATE SWOBODA)
WEEK 52: "Recognize You Are One and Whole" (MARIANNE ELLIOTT)