It’s hard to believe it’s been 2 years since I started 6 Months to Live. November 11, 2009, I was sitting on my mom’s couch that evening carefully crafting the theme, the name, and the beginning widgets for this blog. I knew almost nothing about blogging and even less about WordPress. I had no idea if anyone would even read what I had to say. I took a leap of faith and finally hit “Publish” in the wee hours. An experiment in living was born…
Of course, this experiment would not be successful at all if it weren’t for you, all of you who have continued to read, to encourage, to comment, and to support my writing and the question, “What does it mean to truly live life?” The answer is different for everyone, and I have thoroughly enjoyed hearing your thoughts and comments. This blog is everything it is because of you.
Thank You! 谢谢！¡Gracias!!شكرا
As for the next 6 Months, there are some big additions coming including:
- “I Choose Life”: That page on my blog has sat dormant long enough. It’s time to talk to the people who are truly living and being the change they wish to see in the world. You could be President or work as a cashier in a grocery store. You can be from anywhere in the world. English doesn’t need to be your first language (I speak Mandarin, Spanish, and a little Arabic). All that matters is that you choose life. If you or anyone you know is interested in being profiled for the blog, please email me.
Here are some people you’ll be hearing from in the near future: Ben Lack, CEO and Chief Conversationalist of The Daily Energy Report, Currie Rose, writer of Based on a True Story, Elle, writer of Veni, Vidi, Vici, CeCe, writer of Little Victories, Mark Horoszowski, writer and creator of Aspen to Nepal, and many more.
- Kickstarter project: On December 1, 2011 I will be launching a Kickstarter project to raise money to take 6 Months to Live to the next level. This will include a web TV show, an official website, and an LLC to get out into the world and inspire as many people as possible to live a life that is authentic and deeply meaningful. Instead of Christmas presents this year, I ask for your support. Any contribution is deeply appreciated, whether that means spreading the word about my project to someone else or actually donating.
The way Kickstarter works is that a person has 40 days to raise a certain amount of money for their project. If they raise the money, they receive the funding (people’s credit cards are charged when the project is funded), and if they miss their goal amount, even by a $1, they receive no money. Vanessa Hellmann, an amazing German director and filmmaker will be helping me to make my “pitch,” so stay tuned for more information and thank you from the bottom of my heart in advance for all your help in making this happen!