Winners | Intro
Between late April and October of 2022 I chose to live in a number of Airbnbs on a painful, fluctuating budget, instead of moving back to live with family, or staying in a shelter.
The only option I decided to activate was to endure and move through this challenge of temporarily being "homeless". [I'll dive deeper into this fractured, limiting perception of "home" in a near-future writing.]
There were a number of lessons I had to learn and immediately master, before being able to secure a new home. [Which I did at the start of November, in deep gratitude!] Some lessons were second-round insights I had to revisit from earlier life experiences. Other insights were fresh – unique to a season of pressurizing inner growth.
Over the next two letters I'll share these lessons in long-form. I'm gifting them to help you rip off the fear band-aid concerning your views around "effing up", "losing", and [repeat] "failure".
We don't get to choose the [swiftest] path to increase of insight, benefit, and blessing in our life.
God alone controls that pathway.
We do have full authority and decision-making power over:
how we'll navigate the journey
who we will listen to, or ignore
how we will respond
when we decide to follow the callings on our life to shift patterns/behaviors that destroy our direct experience of glory-driven joy
what now matters most to us
where we next land
This past spring through early fall 2022 was a quiet, aggressively accelerated time of revelation for me. I don't want what was gifted to go to waste.
You can read Winners | Part 1 as a continued letter, on this same platform.
Consider this the kick-off to a season of deeper work we'll do together, in word-gift form.
Originally written and posted – December 4, 2022