Even though I always post an article on Mondays, I’m behind the 8-ball timewise this week and I could not bear to publish a half-assed version of the article I’m working on.
There is too much great content out there for me to feel compelled to deliver another article today at the expense of quality. I could stay up until 2am and crank it out, but I’ve learned not to force these things.
Here are some suggestions, if you are looking for mental stimulation:
ItStartsWith.Us — An excellent new blog championing the role of interpersonal communication in the improvement of society. Its author, Nate St. Pierre, is nurturing a small but growing network of open and interested people who know that they can change the world by touching other people’s lives in a meaningful way. This is a very exciting project, I recommend getting in on the ground floor by checking it out and dropping Nate a line.
1000 Awesome Things — If you did not see it in this post, I’ve discovered an awesome blog that describes an inexplicably awesome thing every weekday. These things aren’t life’s grandiose or expensive rewards, they’re just the tiny little miracles that inject little doses of awesomeness into day-to-day life. In my humble opinion it is something really special.
My Archives! I know some of you have read every single post I’ve ever written. Thank you, you people make my world go round. But most of you have not yet accomplished this glorious feat! Now is your chance, while Raptitude is still young.
I will be away from June 18-21, on a camping trip with no computers or internet access. I’ll have short posts scheduled normally during this time, and I won’t be able to respond to comments until the 22nd. But I always love to read them, so don’t be shy.
I hope you are all enjoying your June. It’s always been one of my favorite months. Warm, optimistic and abundant. This particular June has been hectic for me: I’m moving to a new place, taking a badly timed but previously committed 4-day camping trip, planning my big trip and tending to a dozen active projects at work.
You’ve probably seen less of me on Twitter too, and fewer of my comments on other blogs. This is temporary; once I’m settled in a new place, I’ll be able to resume by regular level of online activity. This month has been a real squeeze on me time and energy-wise, July should bring a saner schedule.
I can’t wait until things are back to normal, and I can spend more time writing and interacting again. I’ve got some big plans for the summer. My work will be featured on some other sites and in several ebook projects, I’ll be sure to let you know as they are released.
I’ve got dozens of topics I’m dying to write about, I just need to claw through this two more weeks of packing, flying, planning and moving furniture. All in good time.
Experiment No 2, my kettlebell project, is in full swing and I’m very pleased with myself so far. My stamina has increased substantially, and I’m looking better too. I’ll be experiencing a scheduling hiccup this week because of my long weekend and my move, but every workout will be accounted for by the end of it. Check out my Experiment Log, my numbers are climbing.
Experiment No 3 is coming up soon, possibly even concurrently with my current experiment. It involves my trying on another lifestyle change for a month or so, and addressing a problem that has been going on for a while. I’m sure some of you can relate.
Have a good Monday, talk to you soon.
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