We are checking in...
When we started Makeshift, we wrote this. Today, three months later, we are checking in with that intention. As we’ve said, we believe we are here for connection. But our idea of connection is expanding.
We are starting to understand that in order to connect with others, there is an essential need to be connected to ourselves, homes, food, work, and chores. The less involved we are in our day-to-day life, the more disconnected, bored, empty, and anxious we feel. The more time we spend chasing the next sexy thing, the less connected, joyful, happy, and full we feel.
As always, we’re just figuring it out. We are learning that 80% of life is the dirty kitchen floor, the homemade pizza and the bread-and-butter clients. And we’re suspicious that these less sexy parts of our lives are what make us feel most connected to ourselves and to each other.
How this affects Kindred:
Because our definition of connection is expanding, so is Kindred. While we are still excited to feature stories about people building community, we want to also include stories about individuals who are connecting in the other essential ways as well.
How this continues to shape Makeshift:
Makeshift is NOT about the final answer, the epic solution, the cured world. It’s about starting today, with us, our habits. It's about being in-touch, digging into the effort, and finding pleasure and meaning there in the mundane. This less-epic part of life is where you're going to find the two of us 80% of the time. That's why we share it. It's meaningful because these common things are what connect all of us.