NOW: My life in a nutshell.
Updated: February 24, 2023 (What’s a now page?)
I’m attempting to get back into blogging.
It’s been 5 YEARS since I have posted anything on this blog. I have hired a contractor to help me get things whipped into shape (plenty of outdated plug ins, etc) and am working on a plan to get some posts going! You’ll see the site changing a little (or a lot) every day.
I’m deepening my relationship with the Lord.
I’m being disciplined about spending quality time with the Lord, my bible, journal, and other materials each morning. I have been surprised at how 15 minutes can easily turn into 30 min to an hour. It is such a fulfilling thing to focus intently on the most important relationship one could possibly have with another.
- Purity, Discipline, Growth
The Lord put this on my heart a few years ago. Purity of heart/mind, focusing on being more disciplined with my thoughts and actions (Disciplined people, engaged in disciplined thought, resulting in Disciplined action), and reading, listening to, or doing things to grow my knowledge.
- Quiet your Heart. Obey. Listen to my voice.
The Lord put this on my heart at the end of 2022 and I am still figuring it out. Quiet your heart? How do you even do that? The process of trying has certainly been making an impact. Obey and Listen to my voice – I get it. I think.
Fighting / Trying to heal from Crohn’s disease.
Things changed on Thanksgiving of 2019 when a trip to the bathroom became a horrifying experience. No one wants to see red when they “go”, and certainly not that much red. Several trips to the doc and testing resulted in a diagnosis of Crohn’s Disease. Finding a path to healing that I feel good about has been difficult. I have good and bad days, weeks, and even months. Still searching for the right solution. I have had a few good weeks which is a blessing.
I am attempting to get “caught up” with projects around the house.
Being a visionary has it’s pros and cons. At home it can result in starting way too many projects and not finishing them. Then there is deferred maintenance. It’s a big house and while it is only about 10 years old or so, lots of things have been needing attention. Then of course everything I touch has to be perfected or improved so that makes things take a lot longer. But we are getting there!
Millwood Holdings / EscapeTheHOA:
I’m building a new company.
In late 2020 I left CablesAndKits (I still own it), took a 6 month sabbatical, and then mashed the gas on a new idea to develop land, namely Estate Lots of 8-10 acres each. There are now 4 of us in that business and things are going well. It’s still early so we are focusing on “creating a sustainable business model”. Check us out on Facebook – EscapeTheHOA
I am focused on Branding and Marketing.
One of our initiatives for 2023 is to solidify our brand and develop a marketing strategy. That involves interviewing branding companies, getting the work completed, and then working on and beginning to execute a marketing strategy. If you know any good branding companies, send them my way!
Working on a few Development projects
Since leaving CablesAndKits “day to day” at the end of 2020 I have been involved very little. I do attend a monthly strategy meeting and answer the occasional question but that’s about it. One of the things I used to love doing though is architecting software changes. I’m pretty good at understanding the needs of the user and knowing how to communicate the solution to developers. A couple weeks ago I was asked to help with a few things so I have been working with a developer to get them done.