Living better…

I am, at times, an aimless wanderer… I admit, it isn’t optimal for getting things done, but it is interesting. I have spent much of the last several months using aimlessness as an excuse not to write here. I kept telling myself, “I have no idea what to write about.” and, “I really have nothing to say.” and even, “Who really wants to read what I think?” It dawned on me though… When I started this project I had NO ONE reading it. A group of people have signed up to follow so there are kind folks willing to commit a few minutes to my silly randomness. Thanks.

So, here I am, in my bathrobe with a glass of something dark and bubbly and my laptop telling you about what you can expect for the next few months. I figure you might as well be informed enough to decide if you want to follow along.

I think, if you have read any of my previous posts, you might have the idea that I am a fan of Brene Brown’s work on wholehearted living. I’m a fan because I stink at it and I want to improve. As such, I’m going to spend the next 10 – 15 posts reflecting on the resonant points in Brown’s book The Gifts of Imperfection : Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are. ( <— affiliate link).

I read the book a couple of years ago and it made a lot of sense, but I am going to revisit it and give you the thoughts of a middle-aged dude on confronting some of the things Brown points out that hold us back from living a wholehearted sort of life. She’s done the research, I’m looking at application from my perspective. You may get stories, or poems, or drawings… or just me talking through it. I hope you will participate in the comments of the next several posts.

About comments: I really want to have comments be a part of the blog experience here. I think conversation is a good thing, but it MUST be civil. If you aren’t sure what that means… don’t comment.

One more thing: I will send a copy of the book to someone (one randomly chosen person with an address in the United States, to be clear) who comments on this post by Friday, December 2, 2016 @ 5:30 pm.  The only requirements are that you tell me why you want a copy of the book and you are or become an active subscriber/follower of using the sign-up on the top right side of the blog.  If you comment, follow the blog, and are chosen (randomly, of course) I will respond to your comment to let you know and send you an e-mail to get your shipping info. Cool?