I know a lot of you are super disciplined and never ever need any help keeping your new years resolutions. I know some of you don't make new years resolutions because you're too cool for that life.
For all the rest of us that really need some help, accountability is a proven method of making lifestyle changes. Enter: SameTime.co
SameTime.co is a website that lets you create FREE accountability groups that help you do things together. Want to go to the gymn more consistently with your friends? Want to go to daily mass together some time? Want to set apart time to pray the office, write poetry, paint a passion project together? SameTime is here to help. All you do is go to the home page, create a group, set the time you want to get reminders, and everyone in the group gets a text reminder beforehand.
I created a group called "Wake the Hell Up," because I have a nasty habit of working really late at night and sleeping in. Tommy, you are going to single-handedly change my life, brother.
If you have not had the pleasure to meet Tommy Marshall yet, he is a world class developer who works on crazy things like Espn's Anatomy of a Pitch and the award winning game SayViget. Though it would break my mind trying to figure out how to make this site, SameTime.co is the kind of thing Tommy does on Christmas in between eating Turkey and watching Die Hard because why not?
Tommy and his brother Joe who is also equally as incredible will be leading workshops at the CC Summit in March. As of 1/9, we have 20 tickets left, so if you are planning on coming, get your tickets asap! Follow the broes on twitter here: Tommy & Joey Marshall
At that first Summit, I felt in my heart a spring of water push up out of the dry desert clay and begin making a garden of the wilderness inside me just as those mission trips did so long ago. The thirst in my soul is for the Church to look like family again, and when I look around at the men and women who’ve heard the call in Catholic Creatives and answered it, I don’t just see temporary friends, I see brothers and sisters.
I want to share this story because I believe in my depths that if we keep the community safe behind our computer screens, then we will never live to see a New Renaissance.
We’re not sure how or when it happens, exactly. Is it when two creatives sit next to each other and laugh at the same joke from a Summit speaker? Does it start as mutual admiration on a Show-Off Tuesday post? Is it even smaller, like a podcast downloaded, a product purchased, a video watched? Whenever it happens and however it develops, we know one thing for sure: Catholic Creatives is a hub for connection.
I worked in ministry, but couldn’t coax myself to join any Catholic young adult communities. I didn’t want to have to hide the fact that I did yoga in the mornings or listened to NPR. Deep down, I honestly had lost my dream for the utopic Catholic community I saw at that Steubenville conference. I kept my distance, instead making friends in the Dallas start-up circles. That is, until I found Edmund Mitchell’s Facebook profile.
Recognizing the decrease of traditional media among college students, the Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS) has boosted its social media, becoming a presence of Truth, Beauty and Goodness in our culture to further develop its mission and promote SEEK2019.
The call came when I was sitting in the Newark Airport, waiting to board a plane for Reykjavik.