Hey there, ,
If not, you've probably already scrolled down to the bottom of this email to unsubscribe ...
But if you're still around, I'm grateful to be in your inbox once again.
It's been nearly 8 months, to the day, since I've sent one of these, so let's embrace the rustiness together.
8 months may not seem like a long time ...
In the grand scheme of the existence of the universe, it surely isn't (I watched the 2nd season of Cosmos recently - it's still on my mind) ...
But as humans, 8 months, 8 minutes, 8 seconds can have a profound impact.
In the last 8 months, I can report that I have not attained enlightenment, I have not shed the anxiety or depression I battle with, and I have not finished writing my next book.
Here's what I have been up to:
- Leaning in to being a full-time employee, directly seeing a positive difference in what I do for others + in myself
- Establishing a consistent workout routine that also doesn't bore me to tears
- Reading books as often as possible (which I usually post about on IG)
- Deciding, after nearly 5 years in Texas, to move to Colorado by the end of 2021
- Getting fully vaccinated against COVID-19 because duh
- Continuing regular therapy sessions, discovering that I may have CPTSD
- Consistently writing for 10 minutes each morning ... but never related to my next book
- Thinking about the writing my next book instead of actually doing it
- Thinking about writing this bi-weekly newsletter instead of actually doing it
While I may not have any profound insights to share with you, I can say this: change is a good thing.
Changing jobs is a good thing.
Closing a business is a good thing.
Opening a business is a good thing.
Moving is a good thing.
Reading 2 chapters of a book and getting rid of the book is a good thing.
Changing your mind is a good thing.
Changes, no matter how big or small, can be excuses or catalysts.
I've had both in the last 8 months - maybe you have too.
We're all human.
This newsletter is my attempt to reconnect with each and every one of you, in a wonderfully socially-distanced way, and remind you that change is good - and what we do with it is up to us.
Now if you'll excuse me, I need to go review where I left off on my book project that I've consciously ignored for 8 months, because it's time for a change.
P.S. What's the best book you've read so far this year?
My to-read list continues to grow + I'm curious what's caught your attention the most :)