8 months later, and what to show for it?

publishedabout 1 month ago
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Hey there, ,

Remember me?

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

#Facts

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.

Gratefully,

VK

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 :)


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