This post is a continuation of this post from earlier this week.

The deadline for the final LEVN blog post is approaching, and I’m still trying to think of what will keep people interested for 2000 words, especially now that Pokemon Go has been released.

I was rereading Life After College, by Jenny Blake, and trying out some of the exercises. One of the exercises is to identify one’s “Top Five Values” by narrowing down a long list of values down to just five and putting them in order…

I have tried it before, in a workshop and again when I got this book a few years ago. At the time, it was very difficult, I wasn’t sure I got it quite right, and I only got it down to ten or so. I knew that I knew myself, I just wasn’t confident that I knew how to answer. Seems ridiculous, but it’s less ridiculous if you’ve tried it. It can be a bit daunting.

However, when I tried it this week, I was calm, unconcerned. I wasn’t trying to dig out information about myself, find new secrets. I was just using this as a way of processing what I’ve already unearthed.


Anne’s Top Five Values

  1. Service (to others, society)
  2. Delight of being, joy
  3. Creativity
  4. Personal growth
  5. Meaning


I’m going to continue to reflect on this, because I think that one idea might be to write about how my LEVN year impacted my priorities.

If you check out or if you have done a similar activity regarding values, what was the result? What was your experience with it?