Taking Stock

Any kind of life change affords one the opportunity to do some reflecting, a little looking forward, and the chance to contemplate what’s next. And what’s here now. It may seem silly, but how often do we pause to look around right where we are?

Earlier this year, I shifted my focus to more cerebral pursuits – I wanted to make creativity a priority again, to get in a better mindset overall. At the gym, I had had my foot on the gas for too long, so to speak. And so I did. I eased up a little. I still trained – but only three or four times a week instead of four or five. I stopped going heavier, instead making sure my workouts were consistent and made me feel good, not whipped. And when I got home, I read books on creativity and did some writing. Nothing worth publishing, nothing for public eyes. And while it didn’t seem like I was accomplishing anything at the time, it allowed me to grease the wheels and just start. Along the way I closed up the blog and excused myself from social media – just to quiet my mind for a little while. Enough with all the external information, it was time to just look around at the here and now – in my neighborhood, in my own world, in my head. Or, as I explained it to a friend:  just do me for a while. Continue reading

While You Were Out…

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Here’s the thing with blogs about adventure or traveling. In order to have content, you have to you know, travel. My sincerest apologies for the radio-silence the past few weeks. I’ve been out exploring and collecting memories. I’ll be back later this week with some updates, recommended reading, and reports from the field.

I hope everyone’s August has been filled with the things that make Summer great.



Movin’ and Shakin’

Posted this on my website this morning, wanted to give any of you new readers out there an idea of just what’s happening with this haphazard-looking project!  In the meantime, you can find me over here, at fearlessenrichment.com!

This just in, I’m not a programmer.  Surprise!

In the name of enrichment, albeit, maybe not so fearless, I’ve decided to change the platform on which my website is built. Right now I’m using Dot Net Nuke (DNN), which is a content management system built by programmers for relatively simple use by average folks. But since my resurgence in blogging/writing/web presence, I am experiencing some growing pains. I have limited access and capabilities in how much I can customize my site. SO, with that in mind, I’ve decided to take the plunge and move all my content over to Word Press. Gulp. I’ll spare some of the more technical details, but the new venue will allow for fancy words like syndication, analytics, widgets, integration, and so on.

While this shouldn’t bring me to tears, there are no guarantees. This is completely unexplored territory, but I’m trying to keep a positive outlook. (Isn’t that all we can do?) Or, as I wrote on my Word Press Plan O’ Action list, “Have fun with it, otherwise, what’s the point?”

Dear reader, what does this mean for you? Nothing, really. But! The new site will look a little sleeker and have some more features.  When all is said and done the old URL will move you seamlessly to the new space. Ta-dah!

So, time out as I migrate, yet again. Hopefully this will be my last move for a long time. Bon voyage!