Spring has arrived on the land. Acres of wildflowers. The grass is growing so quickly I can barely see our patio furniture. As the season blooms, so is the Un.Inc. But no blooming comes easily.
Many of you have watched us struggle from a distance, and some dear ones, from up close. A year ago we moved Un.Inc out to our 9 acres and launched into our efforts to build housing, studio space and community out here. Over the year we’ve had so many amazing moments, hosted and stayed up late talking with hundreds of dreamers. We’ve also struggled to make it work. And we’ve been shown that this is not our next path to our dream. We are still holding on to intent to create community out here, but as the year turned Ben and I decided it was time to let go of the land as our “home base” and see what other paths might arise. And we waited.
Within weeks a completely new avenue opened up. I reached out to long-time partner and co-conspirator Laura Shook who is the founder of Soma Vida on East Cesar Chavez. We met up. Together we hatched a plan to combine her established coworking community for healers and wellness professionals with our programming for impact founders. We are envisioning growing inside her space, serving creators of all kinds and launching a new season of our programming there. Her vision and ours align and the opportunity to open a campus with her is so aligned.
None of this would have evolved if we had not let go of the land as our focal point. Keeping our dream alive and adapting to the many ways to get there has been very challenging and at times heart breaking. But this is the practice of impact founders, and the more times we fail and let go the more we become masters of this Un.Inc Life.
Ben is serving as the property manager at Soma and he’s developing a 2 year version of our curriculum. I am developing our revenue model, building partnerships and designing collaborative strategies for both of our brands as we grow the membership and launch programming.
For those of you who are wondering, we aren’t selling the land right now. We’re talking with several potential partners who want to lease the land and build their own intentional business here. It’s feels right, to pass the baton to another dreamer who wants to use this blank canvas to pursue their dreams. Perhaps in the future years we will find a way to create our vision alongside them. Meanwhile, the magic continues.