Howdy partners! I'm back in the saddle. Took some much needed time to horse around with my life. Now I'm galloping with a new perspective and fresh ideas. And it feels really good.
Quite frankly, I got in a little over my head. I had to get off my high horse (okay, no more horse puns, I promise) and look at things from the ground level. And here’s what I observed...
The hustle of growing Becoming became too much. I realized I don't want to hustle at this juncture in my life. I don’t want to have to come up with marketing schemes and self-promotions. I don't want to have to get funding or develop business plans. I don't want to live in a world of Instagram, trying to get new followers, not being authentic, and not enjoying the inauthenticity of many others. I just don't like playing the game on or offline. It was pure drudgery for me. (Although you’ll still find me on Insta but in a fun, genuine way – true to my personality and lifestyle).
And why would I want drudgery at this time in my life?
I don’t care about monetizing or being “Instafamous.” I just want to do my thing and be myself – which was the keystone of Becoming to begin with. I just want to write and curate, and share things I love with others, and cross my fingers that they gain something from the read. That, right there, is my ultimate payback.
So, today, on this Monday, March 25, 2019, I urge you to examine the hustle in your life. Examine what it really, really means to be true to yourself and to be true to others. I think it may surprise you. I guarantee you won’t regret it.