“Life is a teacher and writing is how we learn.” – author unknown
My brain moves so fast sometimes that I can’t even hear the simultaneous thoughts all running through my head at warp speed so, if I’m going to be the of student of life that I want to be, I have to slow those thoughts down. I’ve tried everything: exercise, meditation, medication, therapy…those things have all been life giving without question, but nothing slows me down enough to allow me to hear what I already know like writing.
I write for three reasons in this order: to learn, to share, to love.
On the blog I write to learn. I do it publicly to hold myself accountable to what I’m learning and also to invite you to share your ideas to help me learn even more. Each blog post contains a link to the audio of me reading the post aloud so you can get off your screen and take me for your walk or hang with me while you fold your laundry. These posts are not refined, but real, like the talks you might have with a loved one while you do the dishes together. You want to wash or dry?
I write a newsletter that I no longer qualify with a “weekly” or “monthly” or even “quarterly” because I just can’t. To assemble resources and inspiration and ideas along with a piece of my own writing is one of my favorite things to do (secret ambition: write for and publish a magazine one day!) and I would love it if you signed up to read and react and share.
Sometimes after I’ve learned and shared, whatever it was I was learning or sharing won’t let go. I’ve written three books because of this relentless energy that stays after me until I’ve gotten it all out in a form worthy of your time. I have three other books chasing me at this very moment and I’m doing my best to line up my life in a way that allows them to catch me, talk, laugh, cry, grapple, and sometimes fight with me, until we create something beautiful together. These creations, past and present, are acts of great Love that I share with you humbly, vulnerably, with the intention to serve.