Finishing the House
The past week has been one of running around San Diego trying to get a new business off the ground and working with the contractor to get our new home completed before Ilise and the kids get home a week from Tuesday. This coming week will be more of the same. All the actual construction is complete. All the walls are up, the bathrooms are complete, the closet systems are in and the kitchen is finally back in place now that all the floors are done. The house is starting to look like a house again. The cleaning crew comes on Wednesday to clean the house from top to bottom and the POD with all our clothes and belongings comes that day as well. I continue to sleep outside on the camping cot because I actually enjoy it!
This coming week has a bunch of meetings as well as a half day workshop with Illumina with one of the young millennials that I’m working with named Nate Howard. Nate is a spoken word poet and we are working with a small leadership team to use spoken word poetry as a team building exercise. This is a pilot but I’m looking forward to getting some solid feedback so we can turn this into something that Nate can make some money from in the future. This week also includes meetings with influencers in the San Diego market that are focused on helping people with their purpose journey. I’m focusing on people who have worked in the peer group business and those I have met through conferences and purpose based initiatives. There are so many people here that want to make a difference, and many of them want a community to support them on their journey.
In addition to the work and the house I get to play volleyball on the beach tomorrow morning. I plan on making it to as many Sunday morning beach games as possible. Now that I’m not going to travel any more and the kids are done with Sunday school I get my Sunday mornings back and can do as I please without carpool duty. The best part of the coming weeks will be the 28th, when Ilise and the kids come home. It will be the beginning of life after the global trip and integrating the kids into a new neighborhood and new schools. Lots to due with the house to make it our home, but we will get there.
To a life well lived!