Note: This is the seventh in a month-long exercise called Reverb10, where bloggers reflect on the year before and think towards the year ahead. The idea is to post daily, based on the day’s prompts; let’s see how well I do.
Prompt: 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?
It’s hard to pin down a community that I only discovered in 2010. I’ve been a member of the Drupal community for over 2 years now, part of my community of friends anywhere from 5 years to over a decade, and a member of the local food community for at least 2 years. Add that to 5 years in the sustainable business community and… you can see where this is going. I have too many communities.
If there was one place I can really say that I “discovered” community this year, it was with my family. Sounds odd, given I was born into them, but I’ve had odd relationships with most of my family for much of my life. Then the wedding happened, and despite some moments where things just got odd (ask me about the cat. Go ahead), I realized that this was the family I was stuck with, and no matter what, they would be proud of me.
There was a lot of healing in that weekend.