Personal narratives, growing businesses, and potty training.
Chicago was a pretty amazing experience for me. Basically, I got an amazing business crash course in the two days I spent following Everett and Colin around, and it has helped me decide where to take this blog in the coming months.
This means I need to level with you.
Something pretty incredible has happened on this blog for me. I found out people out there, somewhere on the other end of a computer, are drawn in by my personal narrative. It’s raw, it’s genuine, it’s authentic, and for many of you, it’s inspiring.
Not going to lie, that’s pretty weird for me. To me, it’s just my life. It hasn’t been easy, but it keeps moving. However, the sheer number of emails I receive showing support had been life changing for me. People want me to succeed.
But, this isn’t about me. It’s about you. It’s about how I want to help you succeed. How did it all get so intertwined?
I’m still not 100% sure, which is something I hope we can unravel together in the coming months.
Thus, I’m not going to keep telling you to get rid of your television and your stuff. That’s old news. If you haven’t yet, you’re not going to. That’s fine. It’s your choice.
However, how much can you really write about that? Well, about as much as I have. If you’ll notice, I haven’t hardly touched the topic of minimalism in a month. It’s not that the topic is dead. It’s just if you aren’t living with less already, one of two things is happening. Either you just like reading about getting rid of your crap and you’re not actually going to do it, or you’re catching the tail end of a movement spurred by the Great Recession.
If the second is true, and you just haven’t had time to jump onboard, get on my email list to get a free guide to help you get rid of your crap. Conquer the Clutter. All you need to know is there. Welcome to the revolution.
And, hey, if you like that, consider getting The Minimalist Mom. Even though it is primarily targeted at parents, there is something in there for everyone. For instance, are you overwhelmed by all of your commitments and the many roles you play?
There’s an app for that. (You get the idea.)
Anyway, it doesn’t make sense to talk about getting rid of your crap when that’s not what you’re doing anymore.
I’m growing a small business on the internet and getting involved in a complex social network that is driving the future of the ways we connect. I’m trying to figure out how relationships work once you get your digital self involved. I’m toying with the idea of what it means to not be chained to any one place and what that means for my daughter and I. I’m potty training a two year old.
These are the things that are on my mind right now.
What’s in it for you?
Connection. Passion. Adventure.
More to the point, you’ll be hearing about the way we connect to one another, in person and on the web, because the implications of that are far reaching and important to consider in how we live daily.
You will see what happens when you follow your intuition. Being able to trust yourself is an incredibly difficult skill to cultivate but by far one of the most valuable.
You’ll probably still hear about passion quite a bit. It’s a pretty important idea. Also, passion is my drug, and I love to share.
From time to time, you might get free business advice. Probably not often, but it is floating around somewhere in my brain.
And, you might have to deal with a potty training rant. Just one in the near future. I’ll try and relate it to training society into doing something that makes sense but they just aren’t sure how to do it or something. Oooh, great metaphor there.
At any rate, I thought it would be nice to know where this blog is heading. Have a great weekend!