This whole Chick-fil-A business has become rather silly and sad. Mayors suggest an unenforceable ban; ex-politicians-cum-celebrities pose in restaurants to show their solidarity with the chain. The affair seemed to start with reasonable discussion, at least among my Facebook friends. Now it’s…
Well my blogging adventure has been less blogging, and more adventure. In terms of my goals a number of things have remained the same, while a number of other things have changed dramatically.
Thus far I have successfully divested 200 things from my life. My fiancée and I went from a 3000 square foot house to a 1100 square foot apartment. During this transition we gave away more things than I can even possibly imagine, we let go of our ‘things’ and found space in our home for plants, gardening, and more.
Other goals have fallen by the wayside and been replaced. Initially the plan was to apply to 5 PhD programs, but instead I decided to join an MFA program at Georgia College starting in the fall. I still call this a success, as it means I am moving towards a goal of teaching/academia just in a different trajectory. Similarly, this means I am no longer interested in publishing in Academia. I was published by Rhythm of the Home magazine this past month, and now hope to be published two other times by the end of the year.
It is funny how in the process of making goals we can find true passions far outside the reaches of the goals themselves. And while I may not ‘make it’ to the end of these goals, they have in this half a year, guided me. Given me vision, and allowed me a chance to see more clearly what I truly want in this world.
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Today has been a series of ups and downs, in more ways than one. As was this weekend.
I wish I had eloquence for the moment, but I am currently beyond that. As such I will simply bullet my experience.
- Missed my five year reunion due to financial difficulties. Truly felt like I missed a huge piece of my community by doing so.
- Started my journey as a birth worker. Such a huge movement in a great direction.
- One of my nearest and dearest friends moved away from Macon today. I helped him clean his apartment, and pack up the uhaul. I couldn’t bear to watch him drive away.
- A piece I wrote was accepted into an online magazine called Rhythm of the Home, it goes live on June 1st!
- I have a few new job opportunities on the horizon, one that I can tell you all about tomorrow.
- My organization launched a fundraiser a few days back. You can find that here. We are trying to raise funds to help the next phase of our project become a reality. We could use any help we could get.
At the moment I am trying to find piece and flow in my day to day. Find comfort in the unknown.
I divested so many things, I can’t even remember. What I do remember is…’it was cathartic, I now have room to move around my house, and so much more’.
Woah. I have been horrendous about this all year. On the upside, at least I am doing well with keeping up to snuff (more or less) on my goals!
In February I learned a number of new things including how to make Yogurt, how to make bread with Quinoa, and much more.
March was skill-less, as too was April.
But MAY, and I am only 7 days in…My skill is event planning. I have never organized an event from start to finish. And I did. I organized TEDxMacon at the Cox Capitol Theatre in Macon, Ga. I had nearly 70 people attend, eat, drink, and listen to 8 local speakers talk about Macon and local movements. It was thrilling, and it reminded me that I can still do things I don’t even realize I can do.