People Matter, Real Life Matters
This is me marching into the unknown having no idea what I'm doing, but knowing that it's the right time to make this move.
It's really easy to get lost in the sea of approval seeking online.
Let's look for people who we can support and who can support us that will be there with us at the end of the day.
Let's try to invest in the people that pick us up when we're down, that remind us of who we are. People who know that we are not our brands. People that remind us that we matter exactly as we are.
The Internet can be great, it can be awesome. At its best, the Internet is a tool that gets to us real people and real connections.
When someone gives you the gift of their time and their presence, in person, that is a gift that you cannot rush [...] It has to live in your heart.
Be present with somebody. Take the time and care to create the compassion that is required to make a lasting connection.
I can't remember most of what I've written, but what I can remember are the conversations I've had with people in person, face to face.
Real life matters, what happens on the Internet matters a whole lot less.
The biggest thing that I've learned is that people matter, work matters a whole lot less.
Eventually, I realized that the seismic shifts that happened in my life changed the things that made me feel safe. They changed the things that made me feel happy and fulfilled.
These moments of disconnect where you feel you've grown and you've changed... they sometimes become louder than the voice in your head that tells you that you should just keep going and doing the things that you're supposed to do.
The biggest honor of all is that I've had the ability to create a space where I felt safe. A place where I felt safe to take risks, to admit my mistakes, to dream big, and to really be inspired by the people that matter the most to me.
There is nothing that makes me happier than sitting down and talking face to face with people who make things, who aren't scared to take risks, and who have strong opinions about the things that they make.