I'll indulge you with one last State-of-the-EHE address, but know that after this, it's going bye-bye.
As I would imagine is the case with most experiments, journeys and the like, the Experience Harvest Experience didn't go as planned. In 2011, I imagined my life to turn into a string of Really Big Things that I'd be experiencing and writing about, for at least a few years. Then I'd figure out what to do with the rest of my life, because that's what you do.
However, along with the mud running and road tripping and pageant mom-ing, there were a lot of more subtle lessons I learned along the way too. And they've helped me to go after the very things that have been taking priority over the EHE project - career-wise, relationship-wise, and just life in general. Things that are, and have really always been, important to me.
So here's what's going to happen.
I'm finishing out three more goals, to round it out to an even 10. I may blog about them, or I may just indulge the readers on my e-mail list about them. Depends on when I get them done, as I'll probably forfeit the website before too long.
Then, I think I'll go back to my original plan, before I caught the blog-bug, and start putting a book together of the experiences, and lessons learned - the subtle ones as well as maybe the "How to turn a dick joke into a song" and "How to slide down a stripper pole upside down" ones.
As for the remainder of the experiences that my friends have brought up with me that I haven't gotten to - I'll still get to them. If I do before I finish my book, maybe they'll go in the book too. If I'm done with the whole EHE thing, then they won't go in the book. They'll still get done.
It's like what I told each and every friend when I was just starting out...even if you come up with your "thing" after I'm done with the project, doesn't mean we can't do it anyway. Friends spend time with each other, and sometimes they do really cool things, and sometimes they may even accomplish a few things along the way. You don't need the premise of a "project" to do those things. That lifestyle, that outlook, is something I want to have and use as much as possible, all the time, for the rest of my life.
If you want to continue to follow along with the story (read: get a few emails over the next few months, not hear from me for like three years then BAM get an email about how I have a book out now and hey how's it been going since we last spoke anyway), I suggest you join my email list, either by filling out the form to the right or by going here for a more convoluted approach.
Otherwise, I hope you all got something good out of this. Thanks for reading!