One thing that I've always been slightly obsessed with is the efficiency that comes from combining tasks that I want to do. Doing all my errands in one fell swoop, for example, to save me from going out more than once. Or combining my desire to have make art (play) with the need to do useful things for the world (work) by choosing a fun career (as an art- and philosophy-based teacher).
So for this most difficult mission so far in the Evoke journey, creating a fully functioning dark site to serve as a collection of information and contacts in the case of an emergency, I naturally sought to find a way to use the assignment to solve some other, more self-directed tasks on my list of things-to-do. And what I came up with kind of blew me away! :-) I managed to accomplish three separate, and highly meaningful goals with this dark site:
1. Create a useful dark site for organizing information and contacts
for use in an emergency in my area.
2. Reconnect with my friends and fellow "pilots" in the Subversive Choppers Urban Legion (SCUL), a bicycle chopper nerd gang that's been a major part of my life for about 10 years now, but that I'd had to remove myself from for personal reasons. I specifically wanted to reconnect in a way that allowed me to truly appreciate
the gang, and to support us all in being healthy, happy, and awesome,
and to help us all continue grow
into an even better community.
3. Use my collected research and findings from my work with Maslow 2.0
to create more effective and efficient policies and tools for the world to use to help everyone be healthier and grow into their best, most superhero
Right now the site is still in it's primative form, but it's got all the basic information that it needs to start the ball rolling. And yesterday I mustered up my courage and went to visit our gang leader, the amazingly wonderful Skunk, to propose my idea for the extra secret, superhero SCUL mission website, and let him know that I am still committed to our rather unique and special family of slightly awkward geeky pilots and that I want to actively participate in the gang again. He was supportive of me and thought the idea was pretty good. And he welcomed me back into the community, even though he knows there is still a lot of personal conflict between me and a few other members (primarily my husband, and the women he's been having affairs with). I assured him that I was hesitant as well, but felt that the timing was right, and that I wanted to participate in a way that would respectfully leave us all plenty of space to do our own thing.
Anyway, here is the evidence of this most difficult and rewarding mission! I call it the SCUL Prime site: The Prime Directive Mission. The site creates a mission goal of helping everyone get their basic input and output needs met for health (based on my Maslow 2.0 work), and for providing win-win mediation for conflicts. And the site serves as a listing of pilots actively engaging in the various tasks within the mission objectives, and contact information, which will be extra valuable in any emergency, as we can call on pilots to report for active duty, and keep in contact even if our main website goes down.