Hello! I finished Round 20 on Tuesday, and I realized I didn't keep a giving journal, just a running list and my own journaling (which has been really helpful - I'd been away from it for ages). Every day this round, I made between one and six cards and left them around the city for people to find. I also gave consciously, in some way, every day, to someone or people in my community.
The story behind the card below: I stuck it in the lights of a tree, and it sat there, unopened, for…Continue
Hello, my friends! I'm on Day 21 of this get-out-into-the-world round, and it's been pretty intense (not the giving so much as emotional shifts. Ultimately they've been positive, but as is often the case, the process to get there has brought up some difficult emotions.)
This round, I've been leaving handmade notes in various locations, as well as daily gives that are sometimes "smaller" than what I've done in the past, but intentional nonetheless. The other day, I noticed all the…Continue
Hello, friends! I'm on Day 11 of Round 20, and the decision to do this round off-line was a good one. I think of you all every day, but by not blogging, it's pushed me to interact more with the people who are physically around me.
My goal for this round has been to make and leave at least one card in a random location every day. Usually I do two or three - handwritten on card stock, tied with a ribbon - though I'm still struggling with how to write single sentences that don't sound…Continue
After processing and percolating and recharging, I feel ready to build some momentum with giving again. I've given intentionally (almost) every day, and for about five days now, I've thought, "Maybe this should be Day 1..." which didn't strike me as the best way to launch a new round and new energy.
I think I needed to step away for long enough that a new round felt like a fresh start. And boy, has a lot changed in the past week. My upstairs neighbour has decided to move to another…Continue