Monday, August 1, 2011

Hello August

Ah, yes, I seem to have somehow missed almost the entirety of the month of July. I'd like to say it's because I've been working so hard, but the truth is that a massive wave of confusion swept over me, and I can't even begin to explain where I've been or what I've been doing for a month.

So here it is, August. My old friend, insomnia, has returned with a vengeance. I have midnight tweets for several nights running. My mind is working hard on something, and I don't know yet what it's going to come up with. I bet it will be interesting, and quite possibly worth the wait.

In the meantime, I read back through most of the past entries. Some things are going to come up over and over again. But I don't think it's a bad thing. The World Domination Summit. I said that it could possibly have been life-changing, and I'm increasingly sure that it was. But how, I can't say. I can't tell you.

I listened to a webinar this week from Johnathan Mead, and as part of that, I received a free copy of his book from someone who saw me chatting with him via twitter after the webinar ended. I discovered Jonathan Mead via Johnathan Fields, who was the final speaker at the summit. I ended up at the summit because of Tyler Trevoorsen, and I met Tyler at a tweetup with Joshua Millburn at South by Southwest. I was at SxSw because of Mike Yavonditte and Jane Kim of Hashable, and I met them because of Taariq Lewis. And Taariq Lewis was in #usguys in December, and I met him because of Twitter.

You never know who will lead you to the truth. Sometimes, it takes a lot of guides. And a big helping of luck.

I met someone else in July, and I'm not ready to talk about that, yet. I met several people this month and two of them may very well have changed my life, but I won't know that for even more time. But I met them because of knowing Michael O'Donnel, and Michael I met because of Amy Higgins, and I met Amy Higgins at an IHop in the middle of my last night in Austin at South by Southwest, because I was with Ari. And Ari was from #usguys. And I met him via Twitter.

I could go on like this, but even with insomnia, I know when to quit, and sleep. Let's just say that I sometimes wonder whether all of this is accident, and yet I know it is. Because so many people that I care about are lost to me, and I can't control what happens. I can just look back in awe at how I got to this strange place.

August, may you be the best month of my life, to date. Let it be so.