Before we get to my plans for 2020, a couple of things to wrap up 2019:
When I started Ready for Rain over a year ago, we had big plans and a lot of ambiguity. It seemed like many of our goals came with an asterisk that indicated doubt or uncertainty. And that was part of the fun. I loved writing about the planning phase of the project, overcoming challenges, and what it was like to see the pieces fall into place.
In 2019, you saw us purchase a yurt-shaped house, move out of Seattle, become Orcas Island residents, tear down the yurt-shaped house, move into a guest house and start a new house project. It was an eventful year to say the least. But what you saw was still only part of the big picture. In the background, we were running a business and starting new projects.
For example, in my final post of 2019
I wrote that I plan to be an author of multiple books. What I didn’t mention is I’ve been working on my second book and it will be published in May of this year. You, dear reader, are the first to hear about it.
At heart, the book tells the story of our company, Common Craft. We decided over a decade ago that quality of life is what mattered to us. With this in mind, we built Common Craft to be successful, but not take over our lives. The story is about a saner, healthier way to think about owning and running a business. The book is called Big Enough - Building a Business that Scales with Your Lifestyle.
When I started writing about the house’s construction, I knew that steel beams and concrete footings weren’t for everyone, and I took it as a challenge. My goal was (and still is!) to make the house project unexpectedly interesting and help you see how the pieces fit together.
I plan to take the same approach with Big Enough. Like a building project, I think the process of writing, designing, and publishing a book is fascinating and in 2020, I plan to share the project with you and make it unexpectedly interesting. Hopefully, in the next year, we’ll see both the book and house fall into place.
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