Day 3476 – Countdown To The End Of This Blog

For many reasons, I made a decision yesterday – I will stop posting on this blog on Day 3500, February 9th. I always thought I would stop posting when either myself or Bret died. When it hit me yesterday, I thought, well, I’m almost to Day 3500, and that is a nice round number.

I’ve posted daily since April 16th, 2011, which is almost 8 years of creating content every day. Friends, I’m tired, maybe a little burnt out, and ready to let this go. I do have to say, when I started this post and added the tag “end of an era” I got a little choked up. This blog has been a wonderful experience and I’m so thankful for everything that has come out of it.

I hope in the free time I’m giving myself, I can actually start writing books again. My poor alcoholism memoir has been sitting on a shelf for far too long. I can’t say where you can follow along with me because I’m not really planning on posting anywhere (which is a really big relief).

It’s been a great ride and I’ll miss connecting with y’all. If you have any questions or requests for posts in the next few weeks, let me know.

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Day 2861 – Is Your Dream Taking A While? Take Heart

As I scrolled through my On This Day on Facebook this morning, I saw my blog post from this day last year. I was still cranking away on my first book. That sucker took FOREVER to write. Years, actually. It felt so good to finally finish and put that guy out into the world. I look back and think, “why did I wait so long?” I know part of the reason was the type of book I wrote was one that needed a long marination in my brain. I felt myself changed in the process. Now that it is published, and I’ve gone through the process, it it much easier to take the journey. I’m working on two books right now – planning a road trip on any budget, and a memoir on my alcoholism and sobriety (this is a little hint towards my big goals…) I am getting super close to the next step in my road trip book (proofreading) and it is just crazy how quickly this book came together. I think I started with a completely blank slate in January, and here I am only a few months later and getting close to publishing my second book. So friends, take heart if your journey is taking longer than you thought it would. It may be that growth is what’s needed now.

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Day 2754 – Remembering When I WASN’T A Minimalist! Oy!

Our video over on Journey With The G’s today talks about how I was NOT a minimalist back in the day. It was crazy looking back on how I lived before. But it was a good reminder that it’s a journey, not something that happens once or overnight.

Check out the video to hear how we handled our differences.

Here’s a photo of what my room used to look like! You can see one of my THREE trashcans in this photo!

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Day 2413 – Excerpt From My Book

Writing a book has been quite a journey. Some days…er….weeks…er…months…I barely do anything. I’m in a bit of a holding pattern right now with the book for a number of reasons. Since I’m asked pretty regularly how the book is going, I figured I’d share an excerpt with my current concept. I’d love to know your thoughts. Please be super honest. 🙂

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In all toil there is profit, but mere talk tends only to poverty.” Proverbs 14:23

In All Toil
Toil is a very active work word. It’s not one of those “fluffy” work words like “brainstorming” or “consulting.” It gives us a sense of someone dripping sweat, dirty, gritty and certainly not wasting time.

There is profit
I love that promise. Even if my work feels fruitless, there is profit. Even if I’m just learning from my mistakes. There is a reward for following the rules – such as a great promise.

Mere talk tends only to poverty
This one hits so close to home for me. I am a big dreamer. I can come up with dozens of new dreams and ideas. But when it comes to the implementing, I feel like a lot doesn’t get done. God is telling us that not working will lead to poverty. How’s that for motivation?

Reflection
Are there areas where you ARE toiling? Are you doing well with this? In what areas are you not taking action? In what areas are you just talking?