Hey there, I’m Mindi.
Yup, that’s my forehead there in the pic. Those are known as my Signature Selfies. It’s the anti-selfie, photo dodger compromise, and I think it’ll catch on soon. 🙂
Welcome to my blog!
I started it to create more meaning in my life. Because I’m not a lost 20-something searching for purpose, or an up-and-coming millennial.
I’m at that midlife lull, where the past doesn’t hold the same meaning it once did, and the future is stretching out. In other words, the perfect time for change.
I noticed there’s a lot of people out there, going through various life transitions, who feel equally meh. Ready for change, and not sure what to do about it.
So when I found the secret to life (just kidding, I only found the secret to my life), I wanted to share it with everyone.
Well then, what’s my secret?
I believe we create our own meaning in life.
Ta-da! I know, you’re disappointed. But this was a big deal for me.
Everywhere I looked I found the same old advice: find your passion, live your dreams, do what makes you happy, blah-dee-blah-blah.
Easier said than done, amiright?
Most of us live in the real world, with real debts, a real job to pay those debts, a family sucking up our free time, and very little wiggle room.
But that doesn’t make our dreams disappear, or our longing for change fade away.
At some point, we all wonder, is this it?
Not unless you want it to be.
I stopped sitting around wondering, and started to create meaning for myself. Not with grand declarations and trips around the world, but every day, wherever I could.
And I started a blog, because I love words. I love the emotion of them, the flow, how they’re manipulated, and what they make you feel.
Words can be powerful, and they can be nothing at all. I named my blog Words Per Se because it’s not the words, per se. It’s how you use them. ✋
Oh, you wanted to know something about me personally?
Hmmm. If I had to sum up my life, I’d say I’ve never done the expected. If I was told a girl couldn’t do something, I had to either prove it right, or prove it wrong, but I had something to prove.
- I went to college, which no one else in my family was doing.
- I dropped out of college and did unladylike things: worked in a lumberyard, trained as a wildfire volunteer, ran a landscape crew.
- I went back to college and earned a BA in Communication, but kept on working as a landscaper (I do love the outdoors).
- I didn’t have kids. The thing most expected of women: motherhood. It was never for me, and that’s surprisingly hard for people to wrap their heads around.
I’m even late to the online business world; I’m not one to jump on bandwagons. Plus, I value privacy, honesty, and courtesy, 3 things in short supply on the ol’ interwebs.
Perhaps you’d like to join me on my path to creating meaning?
I started a newsletter (because that’s what one does when they have a blog, apparently). It’s really a community of fellow boundary challengers.
I call it No Limits, if you want to check it out.
It’s all about pushing boundaries, creating meaning, and living fully. The secret to life 😉