Jayme Gatbonton Create a life + work that lights up your soul

Clean slate

For quite awhile, I’ve been feeling this desire to wipe the slate clean and start over.

Actually, I’ve started over so many times.

But this time, it’s not because I feel like things are not perfect and I need to correct everything that’s wrong. Keep starting over until I get everything right.

Now, it’s because I crave simplicity.

I want to go back to my roots. Back to the time when I wrote simply because I loved doing it.

Sure, I wanted people to read what I wrote. Somehow I wanted to share my experiences and mirror back to them their own life experiences. So that they would see they’re not alone.

But that quickly turned into a people pleasing fest. A losing game of waiting for comments and shares after hitting “Publish”.

Social media these days feels more of the same.

So here I am wiping out all my previous posts. All blogs optimized to hit the pain points or get found by search engines.

Or to “prime” people for the sale.

Truth is, I’m tired. I’m tired of following what everyone says to reach their kind of success.

For once, this year, I’m just gonna do things my way.

And right now, that way is all about keeping it simple.

I’m not sure where this blog will go, to be honest.

But the intention is to show up here everyday. Or so.

And write. Just write.