In April of 2016 I had the opportunity to give a TEDx talk. I’m proud that I stepped up to this challenge, which was wayyyy out of my comfort zone. But it felt right that day, to stand and represent, not only a story, but a whole system of values that I think could use a couple more champions. Thanks to those who have shown me how much integrity and dignity there is along this path. Here’s the story of my Year Without Internet, and how I stumbled into simplicity, and grace.