Rob, this was so fantastic! Thank you for taking the time to share all of these ideas and projects—paying attention is such an important practice. I'm going to add your piece to my ongoing collection of personal project ideas; I think many people will find it inspiring and useful!
Thanks so much for sharing your experiences, Kristyn—I'm glad you came across this piece too!
Since writing it, I've purchased several of Julie Wilkins's yoga-for-spinal-fusion courses via her Forever Fused School, and use the videos for daily yoga. She is fused herself, and I find her tips and modifications really helpful…
Thanks so much for writing and sharing this, Brandon! After a year working on two conservation corps, I’m going to thru-hike the AZT this spring. I eat a mainly vegan diet and avoid processed junk, so this was helpful in giving me ideas.
Tiny goals, yes! Alexandra Franzen just put out this tiny goal worksheet after she hosted a tiny project challenge. I especially love your takeaway about self-created evidence, Meg. Thanks so much for the pep talk!
If anyone’s looking for personal project ideas, by the way, here’s a big collection.
Thanks so much for your thoughtful response, Nora — it means a lot to me. I’m currently in Colorado leading a conservation corps this summer and fall (so response will be brief: limited wifi/town time), but I will likely be in the Madison area this winter at some point. Sending hugs to you!