Crux: The Journey to Success

Past, Present & Future

This week, Crux groups explored who they are and where they want to go. Check out some highlights from the week…

This week, Crux 11 explored what “Success” means and how it is defined. Groups started workshop with a balloon activity that challenged the group to be successful in 7 minutes. The catch was, it was up to the group to decide if they were successful by the end of the activity. Following, the groups ventured into their community where they asked strangers how they defined success.

Some of the answers that individuals in the Bozeman community said were…

  • Happiness

  • Being comfortable with who you are in the present moment

  • Knowing your values & achieving your goals

How do YOU Define Success?


This week, Crux 12 embarked on a “Quest for Independence”.

The book, “Nature and the Human Soul” by Bill Plotkin is the core and inspiration behind BYEP’s curriculum. The book introduces a visionary ecopsychology of human development that reveals how fully and creatively we can mature when soul and wild nature guide us. According to Plotkin, Autumn brings along dreams and visions, introspection, self-discovery, and suggests transition.

The focus of this workshop was for Crux 12 participants to continue the process of self-reflection—gaining an understanding of the self up to this point and bringing awareness to the interplay of our visions and our movement into the unknown. Groups explored their quest with an initiative called Your Roadmap to Independence. Participants followed along with a prompt to create a visual interpretation of their life thus far where our environment represents past, current, and future parts of our personal journey. The roadmap reinforced the idea that life and growth are not linear and that experiences from the past that could also affect us now. Participants reflected on their personal journeys and gained a greater understanding of where they have been and where they want to go.





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