Not so secret Santa

The holidays are upon us and I just had a crazy wonderful awesome idea. I want to send you a gift.

As you may know, I have been embracing minimalism, which means, among other things, that I’ve been getting rid of a lot of stuff. Books, kitchen items, clothes, electronics, knick-knacks. Olivier and I have already taken 5 carloads to the local charity-driven used shop, and just now, as I was walking back to my office from the kitchen with a hot cup of coffee, I looked at the all of the new boxes laying around waiting to be donated and thought, “I wonder if anyone I know would like any of these things?”

I would like to be your not-so-secret-Santa. The only condition that I’m putting on this is that we must have already met in person at least once. If you would like to receive a gift, send me an email with your name and address—I’ll send it anywhere in the world— telling me a little something about you. A little something I might not already know, or how you’re feeling right now in this very moment. I will even send the gift to someone else instead if there’s someone in your life you think it would make happy.

And if you don’t want to receive a gift because like me you don’t feel the need for more stuff in your life – shoot me an email and tell me how you’re feeling. I’m on Twitter and Facebook and all that, and am somehow terrible at *really* staying in touch with people. I’d love to hear from you.

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Wishing you all a wonderful holiday season, full of love, peace and joy.

Jenny Beaumont

Jenny Beaumont is an Agile Coach and the Director of Delivery at Human Made, makers of Altis DXP. She speaks at conferences around the world (ok, these days only on zoom), and is a former lead organizer of WordCamp Paris and WordCamp Europe.

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