This time of year always leaves me feeling a bit different.
Maybe it’s the change of seasons, the approach into the long dark winter.
Maybe it’s my disdain for the holiday period and what we’ve let it become.
Regardless, it’s a time of great reflection for me. And lately, I’ve been reflecting a lot.
I think it’s time to reassess what it exactly is that I’m trying to do with this. This.
By ‘this’ I mean this email newsletter, my web site, my social media, my ‘brand’ as bad as I hate that word.
I spend a lot of time on honor and integrity, leadership and mentoring and generally wanting to make young people the best they can be, selfishly, so they can take my place as a leader soon.
I think I need to spend some time away and focused on the plan and a process on how I want to proceed. Refine and reframe the message or stay the course and press on.
I don’t want to feel like I ‘have’ to push an email out twice a week, and just give you drivel that I’m pounding out because I have to.
I realized the other day when I was considering start a paid plan here on substack.
What would you be paying for? Can I deliver enough material to make that of value?
Do I do long form, write journals, do podcasts? What?
See, that’s the thing, I don’t know. And until I figure it out, it’s better to rest my mind and it will come to me.
So, let’s consider this an interregnum, a period of time that is a suspension of the norm. Not the old way but not yet the new way.
A holiday break, if you will. I’ll be back full force after the first of the year. I hope you’ll keep your subscription and I hope I can swing by from time to time if something big comes to me to share.
In the meantime, stay safe and keep the faith.