Community launching in T-minus 24 hours…

Let me start by saying that I am extremely excited.
In less then twenty four hours I will be sharing living space with a family of four. Dawn and Bryan and their two kids will be moving into our two bedroom apartment with us (Mindy is visiting family for a couple weeks). This is a temporary location, but it is the beginning of our community. I believe I’ve mentioned this community thing on here once or twice, but I’ll be writing and maybe podcasting a LOT more about it in the months to come.
There are a million and a half reasons why we are choosing to live together, and I’ll try to begin articulating those as time goes on. For now it’s a matter of preparing the space so that everyone feels welcome. That means a few things for me (like packing stuff up, and we’ll see what it means for all of us tomorrow. It’s such an exciting time.

I think the first couple nights are going to seem like middle school sleep-overs. We’ve already had a few of those with Bryan and Dawn (once cause of car trouble, once cause I fell asleep), but it’s going to be an exciting time. We have exactly two weeks to find a new location to live. I’m not sure where that location will be (it will be in Nashville).

We are still at a great dilemma as far as renting or buying, apartment or house, distance from work, etc. We are trying our best to keep the conversation open, but it’s also difficult as the clock counts down. If you have any wisdom to share please do.

4 thoughts on “Community launching in T-minus 24 hours…”

  1. we must “hear” all about this. looking forward to some interviews, thoughts, podcasts, etc. community living is a huge interest of mine. thanks.

  2. It’s like college!

    Being fairly new to your blog, I don’t know exactly what is motivating this experiment, but I think it sounds great. As on MTV’s “The Real World”, you’ll get to see what happens “when people stop being polite…” This sort of communal living is, in many ways, a good idea. The fact that 99% of people would be terrified of such an arrangement only underscores how good an idea this must be. I am looking forward to reading about your experiences. I only hope that what you write about this is honest and unfiltered, since I can see how consideration for your housemates may serve to censor some of your thoughts.

  3. welcome, jim. glad to add you to the conversation. ariah has some great posts from a variety of angles. if i can say one thing though, not much is filtered. although he is considerate…he prides himself on honesty so i have a feeling we will hear the truth no matter what. this has been a topic for a few months (in preparation) so i am sure we will enjoy hearing about it. hope to hear from you more. feel free to check out my blog and have a look around! blessings…

  4. The honest, yet staying positive, unfiltered, yet respectful of one another, all this will be discussed and shared.

    Hope you find it engaging.

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