What I’m Doing Now
I’m focusing on these things:
- Getting settled after our sea change of moving from a lifetime in the Midwest to Northern California.
- Sloww.co just hit 125 posts! I typically publish 1-3 posts per week depending on the depth of the topic. You can see the most popular posts here.
- My first eBook is about 80% complete (will be 75-100 pages long). Refining/updating content from 20+ blog posts to give you a definitive guide to go from busyness to downshifting to slow living.
- In the research phase for (what I hope will be) my first published book—a comprehensive guide to finding and creating your life purpose. Nothing has changed my life more than living through my existential crisis and finding a way to create purpose.
- Personally, my journey continues with:
- Internally: evolving consciousness, life purpose, essentialism, unbusyness, and voluntary simplicity
- Externally: minimalism, digital minimalism, decluttering, and FIRE (Financial Independence Retire Early)
- And, when you put it all together, trying to live more like the Ikarians in one of the Blue Zones
- For reading, I have a rough list of the next 75 books I want to read—a balanced mix of ancient, old, and new. But, unbalanced in the sense that it’s almost all non-fiction. I’ve dedicated some time to read every evening and aim for an average of a book a week. The topics include: life meaning/purpose, art of living/how to live, a ton of spirituality and philosophy, consciousness, holistic living, stillness, sustainability, history/future of humanity, and how to write better.
- If you want to say “hi,” the best way to contact me is socially @slowwco. Of all the social sites, Twitter is the one I’ve been enjoying (and learning from) the most. I feel I’m able to be most authentic there—sharing stream of consciousness, big insights, aha moments. Maybe because it’s mostly just the written word. For whatever reason, the visual social platforms seem to breed inauthenticity. I’m sure there’s rationale or a research study done somewhere about the difference between thinking (reading/writing) and seeing (visuals). Let me know if you are aware of any. Maybe because a picture is worth a thousand words? Anyway, I’m doing some thinking about ways I can more authentically engage in the visual places without just adding to the noise.
Here’s more about my story and Sloww’s reason for being. Thanks for taking some time to stop by—time is life, after all!
Last Update: May 3, 2019