Growing up, for a whole year, we had father John a catholic priest visit our home at least once a week, the purpose of his visit ...for me to finally be a good catholic and join the church officially. He always used to say "you are like a gazelle in the field" I have to say that I like the idea of being a little springbuck bobbing along in the open field. I never joined the church officially but occassionally I would practice some of the traditions such as lent: a time when you give up something you often think you cannot live without for the duration of lent.
Well this year I have decided to give up the spirit of not self promoting! Yup you read right I'm doing away with this obssession of not really wanting to share my thoughts, or projects that I'm working on. This spirit was born out of people often being negative when I shared my ideas or thoughts and because as humans we tend to care too much about what other people think so we then learn to start hiding and being aloof...well at least thats what I did.
When I published "Those who Travel Meet Themselves" I literally felt like I was walking around naked with everyone giving their opinion on my body! Arrrrggghhhhh! what would possibly drive me to put myself out there in this manner and so I walked on the burning coals and spoke about the book only to those who were encouraging.
Well this year starting today I'm going to lean in hard and share my thoughts, ideas and things I would like to do in 2022. Below is my list and if you think you can assist me with any of these audacious Ideas please drop me a mail on email@example.com
1. Do 20 school talks on the importance of travel
2. Be a paid Keynote speaker for 5 events
3. Write another book
4. Have a art exhibition for the artwork from the 2nd Edition of Those Who Travel Meet Themselves
5. Write every day
6. Blog once a week
7. Do paid advertisements
8. Donate more books at more libraries
9. Collaborate More
10. Screw fear I'm Leaning In! Please help me share my ideas on the socials
I will be adding more to my list as I go along but if you see me out on the streets, or see one of the posts please share it.