I know. I haven’t written is a while as many of you have reminded me. So, I have to confess why.
I got very discouraged.
As the temperatures and humidity elevated, my enthusiasm deflated. I don’t think my body has experienced this feeling of HOT- ever….even after living in Puerto Rico! And since this is my first blog, I was unsure how to go forward knowing I was feeling this way.
When I first started thinking about living WithOut a Car, I wasn’t thinking about maintaining a blog. But, as I got into writing it, I began to hear from you about changes you have made as a result of reading the posts; maybe not giving up your car, but things you advanced or now do differently in your life.
So, I began to realize up close and personally, the power of the blog. And as you began to share, I began to realize that what I was doing was inspiring change which is a mission of my company, but I did not expect to have this impact on you about something I was doing personally. So when I realized this journey was a source of inspiration, and I began to feel so deflated, I did not want to discourage you so I have been stuck….
And then a conversation with some close personal advisors helped me realize how much that is a part of the process. That, along with working to secure Auden Schendler, Executive Director of Sustainability for Aspen Skiing Company, to speak at the upcoming EXPO, helped me become unstuck. My friends and Auden’s key points inspired me. Auden makes the point that education and inspiration is as much about sharing successes as sharing the challenges and failures. And real learning comes when you share your failures because it is hard, he says. So, in the spirit of ‘bring me your failures’ I am back.
I have much to share about the challenges and different ways I am approaching work and play during summer in the south. But rest assured, I am not wavering from Going AWOC…Atlanta WithOut a Car!