One year in the deep sea
Reflections and what's next on the horizon
Recently, a new reader joined and asked me why I called this newsletter Deep Sea. It was in that moment that I realized I had just assumed people knew the meaning behind it. So now I’m curious what meaning you all have carried with you this past year, and if we are aligned or wildly un-so (oops). In any case, I’ll clear things up…
I wanted Deep Sea to be a place where I could write as openly and honestly as I wanted to, in my voice, about my own experiences. My goal was to share universal lessons with my readers through a personal lens. Hopefully they’ve been worth your time (and if not, thanks for giving them your time all the same!).
Putting yourself out there can be a scary thing, like the deep sea! Who knows what we may find down there? But when we dare to venture out into deeper, darker waters, all the mystery and scary stuff becomes known and not-so-scary. We may even find plenty of common ground with each other that would otherwise stay in the dark.
So that’s why I named this newsletter Deep Sea, in a nutshell. Some things were scarier to share than others, but over the past year, I’ve managed to deliver something to your inbox every Friday (sometimes quite close to midnight…!). That was my goal for this first year; I’m chuffed I’ve made it, exactly 52 weeks later, in large thanks to you.
Thank you for holding me accountable, for your thoughtful messages and likes, and for subscribing. We’re now at 36 deep seafarers (that’s what I’m calling us now, open to suggestions), from all over the world! I’m honestly so humbled people want to hear what I have to say.
I’ve had encouragement from some of you to keep writing, and I may return at some point. However, I’d like to honor my original goal to do this for a year, take a break, and see what’s next. In the meantime, I encourage you to write your own reflections and share them if you’re feeling brave!
Thank you again for being here. Have a wonderful holiday, stay safe and warm, and best wishes for the new year.