One of the things I am most passionate about in advocating for a slower way of living is the idea that there is no ‘right way’. There isn’t a perfect road map to simplicity or a step-by-step guidebook that will take you to the best version of your best life. It’s messy and real and sometimes frustrating, and it almost certainly involves a lot of questioning, evolution and iteration.
As we prepare for the 100th pogpast episode next week (100 episodes – I actually can’t quite believe we made it this far) we thought it would be fun to take a look back at the very beginning. Not for the awkwardness (although it IS awkward) and not for the laughs (although it IS cringingly funny) but so you can see how much things have changed over the past 18 months.
Not only does our day-to-day look very different, but more importantly, I’m much clearer on what it means to live a slower, intentional life, and learning to be far less rigid in what that actually means.
For a long time I felt guilt and pressure to be ‘doing’ slow living in a particular way, and this podcast has actually taught me that it can look a million different ways, none of them more right than the others. It’s far more important to pay attention to the small steps we’re making, and what’s right for us – right now.
Aside from that though, it really is mostly just fun to go back and listen to where it all began. Thanks so much to you for joining us, and here’s to more awkward conversations. Enjoy!