I write to you pinned beneath a sleeping six month old. I am still smiling after seeing the most amazing Ceres Chill creative promotional social media post by my great friend, Abigail Hamilton, who designed/built the Ceres Chill website during the time she somehow found when she wasn’t working, raising her kids, being an amazing friend, paying her bills and just generally living the life of a real contributor to society.
This whole Ceres Chill process has been incredible because of the talents and generosity I have found all around me that I would have never otherwise enjoyed. I am someone that does not like to impose or test friendships. I realize now that I look at it, this really comes from my insecurity. If I don't ask for anything, then I never have a friend or acquaintance telling me they would really rather not be there for me.
This project has encouraged/forced me to overcome that by engaging people. I have been so overwhelmed by the support, talent, contributions, excitement and generosity that has come at me in response.
I cannot tell you how many people I would not have met or how many brilliant ideas I would not have benefited from had I not started talking to people about this project. I have made new friends, deepened existing friendships, been rocked by new ideas, benefited from thoughtful criticism and felt truly supported by people I admire.
I hope you have experienced this in your life and maybe have it every day now. If you don’t or life seems a little “meh” in this moment, I invite you to enroll 1 or 2 or 127 people you encounter out in the world in something you are doing, a goal, a project, a crazy idea, or share about a challenge you're confronting...and witness the magic that springs up all around you.