The following is an intro I wrote in 2013 when this site launched. It’s been updated infrequently since then. Most recently in May 2022.
What’s This All About, Anyway?
If you’re new here, this is a good place to start.
Welcome to My Meadow Report. I appreciate that you came to my little corner of the world.
I am a recovering perfectionist, and the idea of putting something out there that isn’t triple-checked is still scary.
The goal here is to “implement and iterate.” Published over perfect.
This site does not always look so pretty. I’m experimenting with new themes and layouts and colors and … oh, my.
If you find a broken link or colors that don’t match, well, please forgive me. Also, please let me know.
Sometimes there are even posts without images. Shhh.. don’t tell anyone. Anyway, isn’t the content what matters?
If you find a typo, please keep it to yourself. It’s not that I don’t care about typos. I actually care deeply about typos. And if you point them out I’ll of course fix them. I’ll also go down the rabbit hole looking for more. There are some big ones here. I know about some of them. I intentionally choose not to correct some of them.
Since I first started this blog it has become a daily blog. If I chase down every typo, I won’t get the stuff out of my head to publish. Until I can hire a full-time editor, I choose to care more about serving and publishing than typos. I’m going to exercise my choice where I can.
My name is Renée Fishman. Please click here to read a brief bio.
It’s brief because I don’t like bios. I don’t really fit neatly into the pre-defined boxes that people want to put me in. Ivy-League educated high-achiever and free-spirited creative usually are not grouped in the same sentence, let alone the same person.
But here I am. I am both of those things and more.
Really, I’m just trying to figure out who I am, and what I most want to give to this world. If I can do that before I leave this life, that will be awesome, and a step ahead of many people, I think.
What I’m Doing Here
In a nutshell, this is where I explore life. I write about my experiences, my thoughts, my emotions and feelings, and the insights and lessons I learn along the way.
I have a lot of thoughts, about a lot of things. Sometimes, too many thoughts.
Also, many emotions. We get into all of that and more here.
I am a prolific writer. Publishing was less prolific, until October 30, 2017. That’s when I resolved to just publish every day, no matter what. When I resolve, it’s for real. Since then, it’s been every day. Published over perfect.
Why I Write a Blog
You know how even simple questions are never really simple? Not even this one.
There are two components to this:
- Why share my thoughts and observations with the world
- Why on a blog like this, vs social media or a “social blog” or videos
I’ll address both, briefly.
(1) Why Share At All
It is my profound hope and desire that what I share here will be of service to you. I’ve had many experiences, in business, life, and relationships. I wear many hats and roles. I’ve learned a lot. I’m still learning. This is a place where I sometimes process and sometimes report, but always with the goal of serving you.
I hope that my writing here offers you inspiration, and motivation, and is a portal to insight into your own experience. My goal here is not to tell you how it is or be your guru, but to create a container in which you can have insight into your inner wisdom. That by sharing my stories you can better attune to your experiences and lessons.
Secondary to that, here’s a fun fact: I used to suffer from chronic sore throats. Every day I would wake up with a sore throat. After I committed to publishing daily, the sore throats went away. I can count on one hand the number of days I’ve woken up with a sore throat since October 30, 2017.
The throat is our energetic portal of expression. Sharing here keeps me healthy.
(2) Why a Blog
In 2022, it’s a fair question. With all the other platforms and portals available, is a “legacy blog” still relevant? Why choose this medium?
The short answer is that I am playing the long game. Social platforms come and go. And what you post there is on rented property. In my role as a NYC real estate broker, I’ve long advised my clients to avoid buying apartments in “land lease” buildings. You want to own the land where you build your home. Same thing applies here.
Building out this blog required making several choices. One of those was to step away from social media for a while.
As for a blog over video, well, I personally find it annoying to have to listen to content or watch it. I want to read and skim. Writing will never go out of style.
While you’re clicking around, please connect with me on the social web. You can easily find me everywhere as @reneefishman. I’ve been on a long hiatus from most social channels but I’m slowly making my way back. Here are the major places I hang:
Isn’t that easy?
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Thanks so much for being here. I can’t even begin to tell you how much it means to me that you are reading this right now. I hope you’ll stay for a while and I hope you’ll come back. Even better, subscribe!! And send your friends!!
I have a lot of wisdom to share. I hope you’ll find it helpful. At the very least, I hope you’ll find it interesting. Or kind of funny.
I look forward to getting to know you as we journey along our paths together.
From my heart to yours,
This was initially published on November 19, 2013. It was most recently updated on May 17, 2022.