What a year it has been and it’s not quite over yet. Are we all still in one piece? Mostly. Water has been an ongoing issue in my home for some time now, but since my dad replumbed the house and the barriers and ditch are keeping the rain out of the basement I hope that is behind us now. Personal issues aside, the world seems to be teetering, but at least we haven’t fallen over the side yet. There’s still hope!
Last month I worked every day to organize my ideas and begin my work assisting modern activists with their efforts. Thomas and I are doing our best to figure out how to equip active humans with the core beliefs, key skills and shared vision they need to be successful. There is so much work that needs to be done! We want to support everyone working to create a sustainable future we can all enjoy together and invite more people to join in. I just started working on a website called The Modern Activist which I hope to fill with all my work and everything yet to be completed. The idea for this presentation is to create an ever evolving love letter + care package for leaders and organizers. Too often those who take care of so many are the last to receive the care they need.
I am focusing on my one-on-one advising practice and Thomas is working on curriculum for online classes. We know what we want to do! It’s just taking way too long (in my opinion) to figure out how to do it. This website came after another I build last month just about Rebecca E. Webber, but I am working so hard and so fast that it is already somewhat outdated. Don’t forget that I also built Unscented Living a few months ago. What am I doing?
Over the past 6 years as an activist I have gotten burnt out and watched many others buckle under the weight of their work. It’s never easy, but I hope that by teaching Principles of Modern Activism we can help enough to progress in the right direction. Truth be told, I’m really tired. I feel like every day I try to figure out what we are going to do and sometimes I feel closer than others. I’m definitely talking about my own future and those around me, but I am also talking about humans in general.
I have learned a lot over the past 7 weeks facilitating an online group/class called Systems Based Living. I started with 75 students and although participation has pretty much dropped off completely, I am still taking the time to find and create content to post which feels good. The key takeaways are that it’s hard to stay motivated to participate in a free class and 8 weeks is too long to commit to a personal development opportunity of this style. The classes we launch in the future will be in the form of short modules that can be done in your own time in whatever order speaks to you or relates to your specific need-set.
By supporting thought leaders and other global influencers I hope to make the most impact, as opposed to relying just on my own voice. Right now I am spending a lot of time reaching out to these people and asking them about what is working, what isn’t, where they could use help and what they are hoping to accomplish. I love these conversations so much! If I could just talk to people every day and help them achieve their sustainability goals I would be so happy. It feels like there are a million steps before just setting up those calls.
Are you an activist with goals I could help you with? Are you trying to live a more sustainable life for your own good and that of the planet? Maybe you are a social media influencer and want to use your platform to save the world. If you have 30 minutes I would love to talk with you. Sign up here for a free discovery call! Please also send me your friends.
So much uncertainty in the air, but as I sit here at my desk listening to the rain I am most grateful that the water is out there and not in here. At this moment I am also learning that the Senate is set to pass a tax reform bill that would make it even harder to make a living wage as a small business owner. Where is the hope hiding? I promise I won’t give up no matter how many times my ideas don’t work the way I want them to or how many issues I realize I have no control over. I know I want to help and I love the work so I will certainly find a way to do it. I just know it!
I hope you enjoy the holiday season!
My name is Rebecca Elizabeth Webber and I am a practicing anthropologist working to show humans how to achieve their sustainability goals.