Clearly, I haven’t posted here in quite some time. My full time job was incapacitating my creative energy. People are often devastated by becoming unemployed. I am, for the most part, relieved and thrilled, with just a little anxiety thrown in. Sure, I’ve got to find some way to pay the bills, but it is wonderful to be out of such a negative environment. The past week or so I have been regrouping a bit, and now I am ready to dig back into my ambitions for the Sunflower Village Initiative.
Even before I started reviewing some of my “in progress” documents today, I’ve been doing some daydreaming about where I’d like to be later this year and a year from now. And as I’ve been mentioning my recent liberation with people, a few have mentioned ideas or resources for my consideration. Here are a few things, dear readers, that I am aiming towards accomplishing. I hope that you’ll help me be accountable!
1. Review, Clarify, and Edit existing documents
2. Find a location to hold Interest Meetings (ideally with a projector compatible with my laptop. UMass maybe, Amherst Library?)
3. Meet with potential Board Members for informal discussion
4. Get back on track with connecting with existing communities
5. Form Self-Help Groups
Number one is great because I can get a lot of work done there myself. I have a good start on some of these things. The biggest thing I need to work on is clarifying and drawing together how the various components will work independently and in support of each other. Going to do some print outs so I can more easily reference documents simultaneously. Thank you for your continuing support!