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this thread is dedicated to the documentation (or lack thereof) of my life transition

my desire is to document (written, audio, video) my life and the changes I'm making
 
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I'm single.

I don't own land.  

Born and raised in the suburbs.

Currently employed in a routine 9-5.

Trying to figure out how to escape the rat race.

Personal Lifestyle Design is my new obsession.

There's a message to share here...

...but I don't know what/why.

If you're reading - we'll find out together.
 
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For those interested...

...I started documenting via video in April 2020:



The video creation is yet another attempt at documentation of what the hell I'm doing.

I had a little podcast project that I enjoyed...and that's where my heart is.

However, I learned that I can extract audio from YouTube videos...

...so - over the winter, I will do so and have a podcast from my videos.

Seemed appropriate to stack functions accordingly.

In years past I've had active blogs, podcasts, and websites.

Now...I'm developing the website robkaiser.me to house *everything*

Stay tuned.
 
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Life is weird.

I got into an argument with Dad this morning:  On Scolding My Father



While cleaning up my office in the barn this morning...

...my girlfriend is coming over for a walk and breakfast.

Preparing for my morning date, I got a message from out of the blue regarding my friend from out of town coming all the way here for the farmer's market today!

That's wonderful - except I'm not working the market today.

Plans must change and I'm trying to feel grateful - but I'm in the middle of several projects.

The morning date today was so both my girlfriend and I could address and work on our own various projects later in the day.

Not sure how we're going to navigate this together today...but we'll find out.

I'm not sure why I'm writing here either - but I'll contemplate that also.
 
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Somehow it suddenly became September.  

It's a slow morning on the tree farm / day job this morning.

Thank goodness, because I woke up late at home.  Like literally, one hour ago I was still sleeping.

However, I managed to pull myself together relatively quickly and I only arrived to work 10 minutes late.

Not that I care...or anyone else does.  No one around here really cares about anything, quite frankly.

Because of that - I find the passion that I once had for my career truly diminishing.

I'm grateful for my coworker / office mate.  She helps me maintain a good attitude...

...and I'm learning bit by bit what and why I'm doing what I'm doing.  
 
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I'm not happy with my day job.  

I broke out a new journal today at home.

That was a change of pace - wasn't really expecting that.

The only constant is change.  I'll get through the day today.

Tomorrow is a new day.
 
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What was difficult (and also very revealing) was a conversation I had with a coworker...who's gone part time.

After Labor Day - she came back and we got to talking out in the nursery yard.

She asked me about permaculture and what happened?

What about all the conferences I used to attend?  

(in years past, all the PV conferences, etc)

She told me that I used to be so happy, that I was so passionate about all of it...

...all I could tell her was that I didn't know.

It broke my heart a little bit.

It still does when I think about it.

What happened?
 
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On October 1 - I began a podcast...and transitioned out of the video blogging.

While I still make a video approximately once a week - podcast seems to be the format of choice for my message.

This seems to be a good way to "flesh out" ideas and "talking through" finding my passion / purpose.

Here's a link to those that may be interested:  https://allaroundgrowth.buzzsprout.com/

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Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/all-around-growth/id1484489549

Spotify:  https://open.spotify.com/show/1avOwSaT3lgyVA3eCiNDdQ


 
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Making progress with the All Around Growth podcast - we're at Episode 34

https://allaroundgrowth.buzzsprout.com/

Wood stove recently repaired and ready for winter

Current project:

A flip board thing that I can open up and lay out graph paper on with dimensions of my office

I'll cut other graph paper out into colored shapes representing furniture and then will literally move it around on the coffee table to figure out how what to buy / how to furnish

All being done as cheaply as possible

Still need to furnish office with doors, trim, etc
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