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.

1 comment:

  1. Love the meta-communication analysis here, rooted in your own experience.

    & I know what you mean with "I'd like to say it's because I've been working so hard, but...I can't even begin to explain where I've been or what I've been doing for a month." I feel like ever since I stepped online, night/day has completely swept together, and the thoughts, ideas, and connections never stop. Which they don't. Especially coupled together with the usual philosopher's brain, the result can be pure chaos :)

    Anyway, just hopped over to your blog from Twitter, and I like the penetrating honesty here. Also, too bad we didn't meet at WDS! Hope you've had a epiphany-filled August + happy September!