Greetings family and friends,
As I draw closer to my 30th birthday (aka the big 3-0), I decided I would try something new & send you a very personable update! This year’s words were “Song” and “Astute.” It was a productive year. I visited friends in California, Las Vegas, New York, Florida, and Iowa. I also lived four weeks on beautiful Lake Atitlan, Guatemala!
Last year started with me moving from Arvada to Denver. The move has been great as I’ve been attending as many Colorado Rockies and Denver Nuggets games as possible & also filling a lot of my free time practicing Yoga in the Denver community.
Yoga has become a great passion for me. I completed my 200-hour yoga teacher training in Guatemala, as well as another 18-hour level 2 training in Denver specializing in Restorative Yoga. I’m excited about how my practice continues to grow and evolve.
Having completed the prestigious Leadership Jefferson County program in 2017, last year I decided to engage a similar 10-month leadership program for Arvada–one of the cities within Jefferson County. These programs are designed to help leaders within the county attain a greater understanding of how the county operates. Our Jeffco class revived Foster Elementary School’s community garden, installing a fully automated drip-watering system, and our Arvada class set up 5 new community blessing boxes in Arvada. With nearly 10 boxes in neighborhoods in NW Denver now, I couldn’t be more proud to have helped jumpstart this movement in this region of the country.
I’m not done learning yet! In May I completed a 10-month full-stack development program at the University of Denver. Following the program I led a development team to build a new custom software for my family’s Ford dealership in Iowa—it turned out perfectly, and I’m excited for the impact it’s already making for the business (and yes, my father Bernie’s sanity).
My company Personable Media is growing steadily; with the addition of a new hire at the start of the year, we are ready for the next wave of projects. As we approach our 6th year in business we’ve outgrown our offices in Westminster, and are in the progress of moving our office to Thrive Co-working in Arvada. Exciting stuff! We also published our first app in the Apple and Google Play app stores this year. It’s a simple locator app to help people find Blessing Boxes in Arvada. Check it out and let me know what you think! Search “free food now” or go to freefoodnow.org & download :).
That’s it for me this time around. I want you to know how much I appreciate having you in my life and for living this journey with me.
Wishing you a full and prosperous 2019, Heath