Unless something incredibly amazing happens during August, we’re taking the month off from blogging. I’ve been trying to launch the Elder Beauty Project and it just hasn’t happened. Why? Beats the stuffing out of me… Fear? Well yeah, there’s always that. Not knowing where to begin? Absolutely.
What if? I’ve been through enough what ifs to last a lifetime and haven’t come up with a decent answer yet. So now is the time to start asking for help. Did I say that out loud? Yes, yes I did. There are brilliant people in my circles that would be more than willing to tell me how to get started, stay motivated, shut up about the what ifs and on and on. Why the hell do I think I always have to reinvent the wheel? On my own? You know why…
I believe in this project so what’s the holdup. I envision it to be a cross between Humans of New York and On the Road with Steve Hartman with a culinary twist. Make sense? Fine, you’ll see, it will look a lot like this; one of the most satisfying days of my life on a creative level, culinary level and humanistic level. I will never forget it and crave so many more of them.
So I’m going to channel my inner Jeanette (in whose honor I dedicate the project) and get off my ass and talk to people about their people or other people’s people and get this thing going. The overriding fear of these stories not being told should surpass the fear of getting started. You can get involved, you know, at the Elder Beauty Project. Just sayin.
I’m also going to take part in the August Break 2016 with the incredible Susannah Conway, to make sure my brain doesn’t completely explode, along with a host of other incredible bloggers and creative souls and just plain humans. Look for the Ordinary Legacy images on Instagram #augustbreak2016
See you in September, when the summer’s through…with a plan, renewed enthusiasm and all the courage I can muster. Can’t wait.