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080: Recap (VIII)

Reflections, at 80 weeks.

Jeremy Finch
Jeremy Finch
3 min read
080: Recap (VIII)

It's time for a quarterly review.

At 80 weeks in, I'm realizing: The Fire Jar might be a research project.

A collaborative exploration, with a few underlying themes.

Where it all began


Today, I'll introduce three guiding questions. Hopefully, they'll add some thematic structure to this blog / newsletter. And invite more of a conversation.

To skip to the Qs, click HERE


Inflection points

Many readers have told me that The Fire Jar is hard to categorize. Some enjoy the surprises and non-sequitors. But most would prefer focused themes. Clearer applications. Greater depth.

Good feedback. All fair points.

( the last survey reponses )


Originally, this strategy was intentional.


The plan was to go wide and iterate.

Run a variety of experiments. Develop a unique style and tone. Follow my curiosity. See what sticks.



The experimental approach feels intuitive to me.



When I'm moving, in conversation, and making things - time slows down. Things flow, perspective shifts, possibilities emerge.



Creative expression needs structure. Direction. And a sustainable fuel supply.

The Fire Jar needs more of these things. Otherwise, the flames might flicker.



I want to weave a few threads together.

The exact answers are unknown.
But I know some of the questions.


Guiding Questions

Three that currently excite me:

1. What skills and knowledge will remain timeless and relevant, even as the world undergoes rapid change?

2. How can movement and exercise enhance health and wellbeing?

3. How might creative practice support human flourishing, individually and collectively?



There are no easy answers.
But the point is to ask.

Do you wonder about these things too?
What wisdom can you share?



Send your thoughts!

jer@thefirejar.com



Update :
Thanks for the great replies!

081: Reader Mailbag (VIII)
Your responses re: timeless knowledge.
082: Reader Mailbag (IX)
Your responses re: bodies and movement.
083: Reader Mailbag (X)
Your responses re: creative practice.



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