Her new found mission is to go between the spaces of dreams and thoughts to figure out the connection between the digital and physical.
If you’re going to do something helpful in life today, help a dream come true.
Now for the interview.
Ken: You have to make sure your values are in the right order so you can flow. What are some of your more important values you are living by today?
Lex: Honestly is the value most dear to my heart. It’s what I seek in every situation I come up against and it’s the reason I’m so transparent on my blog. I just don’t see any reason to skew it because dishonesty will always do more damage in the long run. Plus, I’m a terrible liar.
This extends into always being truthful with myself and working on things that resonate with me. I’m physically and mentally incapable of doing work that I don’t care about. So it’s critical that I’m completely honest with myself and people I’m working with.
I know you said values. Plural. But I think it all boils down to honesty for me. Seeking truth and being truthful.
Ken: There’s no time limit to finding the true you. What have you learned about yourself this year?
Lex: Oh, man. So many things. The biggest one is how to live for myself instead of another (or several other) people. Being an introvert by nature, I’ve always needed other people to do things or go places with me. This year I’ve really maximized the time I spend alone and have been pushing myself to participate in different social situations.
I’ve also realized that I really really like to dance. My only New Years resolution I made was to dance more (because I’m a terrible dancer and have always been self-conscious about it) and I’ve succeeded. I made myself start dancing and now I can’t stop!
Ken: We’re all looking for a strong connection with new people as well as improving connections with people we already connect with. Who are you connecting the strongest with right now, and who would you like to improve your connection with?
Lex: I definitely have the strongest connection to Dan Zubrzycki. We talk almost everyday. I call him my platonic e-husband. I’ve also developed pretty awesome relationships with Dusti Arab, Chase Night, Ev’Yan, Mykel Dixon, and you! I’d definitely like to strengthen those connections. If I were to name everyone I’d like to improve my connection with, we’d be here all day!
I’m interested in connecting with anyone that wants to connect with me. Really.
Ken: You have been writing a good amount about #flow lately. Please explain what #flow means to you?
Lex: #flow is the force of nature that produces amazing results. Or, it’s the muse that shoves a brilliant idea in your face and says, “This is yours now. Don’t fuck it up.” And when your muse speaks to you, there is no choice but to listen and produce.
Ken: What is your epic mission in Australia and in the year to come?
Lex: I’m going to attend This Is Mindful, play lots of music, and connect with tons of incredible people. That’s my primary goal with the trip. To connect and flow in a big way. I always talk about facilitating human connection online and this is as close as it gets. I’ve only met these wonderful people online, but we’ll already have an established relationship when I get there. If I could survive on human connection alone, that’s all I would do with my life.
I’ve got big plans for the year to come. Dan and I are starting a production company called On Jupiter later this year. In the coming weeks, I’m going to be switching gears and really focusing on the business side of my blog. This will include my work with flow and connection, but extend into my other loves (music, for example). It’s going to be an evolution of the Lex Garey “brand.”
Oh! I’m going to be moving to Portland later this year! I’m pretty excited about that.
Ken: Everyone wants in on a game. What game do you want to play?
Lex: The one where that involves lots of women in my bed in the shortest period of time.
In all seriousness, I’m most interested in playing the game of life (is that too cheesy?). I just want to be myself, hang out with incredible people, play some music, and write. Game on!
Ken: What’s one thing you want or must give up this year in order to make the advancements you want to make?
Lex: My safety net. I’m been living in my hometown with my parents again for about 8 months now. I’m going to have to say farewell to the comforts of home and to my friends. The fear of that has held me back for a long time, but I’m ready to say goodbye to the safety net and fucking jump.
Ken: What can we expect from you in the future?
Lex: Probably a musical. Or a television show.
In shorter terms, the launching of On Jupiter is going to be incredible. We’re going to put a new spin on starving artist.
I’m also planning on releasing an EP with my band and a mini-documentary (that one’s going to be in the next few months).