Properly mates, it’s been a minute between newsletters (roughly two years) and even longer between weblog posts. (Six years, perhaps?) However recently I’ve felt what can solely be described as a pull. A deep want to create and join away from the BS video games of algorithms and the ever-changing face of social media.
Possibly it’s nostalgia. Possibly it’s as a result of I’m getting older (I turned 40 a few weeks in the past and sure, I’ve many Ideas about that which should wait for an additional day). Possibly it’s a transition we’re all feeling two years into a world pandemic – trying to find one thing actual.
No matter it’s, I’m bringing again the weblog (and, over the approaching weeks, the e-newsletter too).
I began running a blog when my youngsters have been tiny, a while in 2010 (alas, the earliest posts have been misplaced to wherever it’s that outdated blogs go to die). I used to be within the weeds of extreme, undiagnosed post-natal melancholy and desperately wanted a way of objective and connection. Running a blog gave me each.
By way of placing my phrases on the web page all these years in the past I’ve:
met a few of my favorite folks in your entire world
discovered a group of awkward, like-minded, inventive introverts
learnt find out how to have faith in my writing
realised there’s a huge variety of folks world wide who’re considering residing life towards the grain; going gradual once we’re informed to go quick
selected a whim to ‘do that podcasting factor’ and eight years later, am nonetheless at it
written and revealed three books on gradual residing
learnt and adjusted and developed greater than I might ever really articulate
And now, fairly a bit older, barely greyer and undoubtedly extra content material, I do know one factor to be true: after I decelerate and concentrate, I can hear an inner-voice that hardly ever leads me astray.
Proper now she is telling me in no unsure phrases that it’s time to write, to attach, to strive one thing that’s each outdated and new, and thru all of it, attempt to weave a thread of connection.
In order that’s what I’m doing. Choosing up the pen, beginning a Substack (a weblog/e-newsletter hybrid) and forging a brand new path within the gradual residing house…
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