Goodbye…And Then… What?
Yesterday, I made a big announcement.
It resulted in a slew of incredibly heartfelt messages from my friends, and the constant repeat play of this terrible song…
that I don’t think I ever want to hear again:
…by this incredible friend (in case you are new here, his name is Ali, and he is the greatest).
(In his defense, he doesn’t know what it is about. He just thinks it is sad and about loss and about playing one guitar with five people very skillfully…actually that is more than what I know. He is a pretty smart man.).
Anyways, my announcement is:
I explain the short reason here.
The longer reasons I am going to tease out over the next six months as I write and reflect.
The good pieces I am going to put on my new official website. The bad ones I plan to pin to a cloud and let float away.
Of all the remarkable words of encouragement and support that people have sent, the common trend is this big question:
So here is my answer.
First, I will finish up Balyolu.
We must sell our honey, complete our commitments to our women and bees, make sure the people who have supported us along the way (Ali!) know that we love and care about them deeply. There is still an unbelievable amount of beekeeping, cleaning, packaging, selling, traveling, and shipping left to do. We have one month to work very hard to close down our operations. And we need all the support we can get. Help us get a little closer by buying a jar today here.
Then I registered for a Marathon happening in Budapest in October.
To keep my head high and focused, to remember to take care of myself (eat, sleep, stay active, stay focused)…
in spite of some heart crushing changes…and because it includes admission to 14 baths.
Then I plan to do a little of this
…I WILL BECOME WILLIAM WORDSWORTH? No, actually, I am taking up the brief occupation of floating as a cloud
…just for a few days, while I think and reflect, and write. I am hoping that a beach will be involved.
Then I will start working at a new startup (which remains TBD… suspense!),
…or I will spend a winter dancing with the Northern lights while mushing dogs in Alaska.
There are some pretty good options on the table.
But it is likely that no matter what happens professionally, personally I plan to spend some time living here…
…and doing this.
And of course thanking each and every one of you – for being incredible over these last three years.
The journey isn’t yet over, not even close.
This post is light, because while what we have gone through, what I have been through has been rough, sometimes far rougher than I let myself realize, in order to keep moving , I find it best to just laugh with friends and strangers. So join me in celebrating what has been an incredible start to a journey that I am convinced has truly just begun. Ali thinks so too.