In an attempt to travel further down the path of self-discovery, I’ve decided to participate in Reverb 10, which is an annual event and online initiative to reflect on your year and manifest what’s next.
December 7: Community
Where have you discovered community, online or otherwise, in 2010? What community would you like to join, create or more deeply connect with in 2011?
I’ve grown a lot of ways in a lot of places this year. I’ve made a lot of internet friends (you know who you are!), tried to connect via multiple social media outlets and have been pretty successful.
But I think the most meaningful community I became a part of is… home.
It’s been awhile since I really felt like I belonged somewhere, like I’m accepted and loved, in a general sense. I never really felt out of place while I was going to WSU, and my hometown will always kind of be “home,” but going back to either of those places is sometimes a little weird for me. Who are these people? When did that restaurant open? Didn’t there used to be a house there?
The people here, despite their love of gossip, are pretty great. It’s nice to be somewhere that feels like home again, that feels like I belong. I know there are people who care, people who will help me out if/when I need it.
I know I’m home.