What community means to me
I believe community is just the by-product of creating stories and overcoming challenges together with people you want to see flourish. It's an interweaving tapestry that holds each other up in times of need, and makes life fuller when experiences are shared and mirrored.
As I've spent the last 3.5 years on the open road, I've learned a book full, including that there is a fine line between alone & lonely. While the lone wolf life of exploration and creation has been incredibly fulfilling and full of growth, I've felt a need opening up to be more actively involved with participating in and helping strengthen bonds of a select group of humans.
I've been very fortunate to be part of multiple communities and families that span the globe, where different themes bring us together, and I'll continue to criss-cross within these communities to share what I can as time goes on.
However I'm ready to experience regular interactions, going much deeper with fewer. Friends to just casually hang with on an evening and share stories or explore ideas with, vs time being so fleeting and structured.
And I want to bring some of my own initiatives into the community of how to create stronger bonds, something I enjoyed doing and did effectively during my life in Seattle.