No matter what I create after this creative sabbatical, it will not come from a place of deprivation. It will come from ease and confidence. And it will come from a place of safety and not fear.
Last week, I had a two-hour conversation with the one and only Phil Klein, one of the founding members of TEDxRainier and an incredible conversationalist and community organizer. One of the topics that we stumbled upon was interpersonal traumas and community building: people often try to work out their personal problems through the communities they … Continue reading Are Your Personal Insecurities Hurting Your Community?
I'd like to write a "note to self" of sorts, a letter for those community builders who are faced with a lot of choices about where to use their energy and who find that they have little energy to make those choices. It's not always about being the dependable one. Sometimes it is. It's nice to … Continue reading It’s Not Always About Showing Up
I've been traveling solo for the last few weeks. I took off on this trip after many things in my life shifted dramatically. I figured it was time to find time for myself and breathe deeply. In the process, I've learned a lot about communities, a lot about what I need to sustain myself, and … Continue reading A Few Reflections on Road Trips and Being a Community Builder
I have taken a lot of time to reflect over the last month. I'm grateful for the opportunity. I have been working on building out fascinating stories and content for CMX, and I continue to work with amazing clients for my freelance community business. I feel blessed. In terms of my career and my work communities, I can safely say … Continue reading Some Thoughts After A Personal Writing Hiatus