This question was posed when I was in a hospital once during art/expressive therapy and at that point in my life, I felt I had little sense of community. I had my (now ex) husband and my retail work. Sure, I had regular faces I saw, but I didn't really feel I could call it a "community." It was work.
That was many years ago, but I've kept it as a reflecting point. I was lucky to move into other jobs since then that felt like I could also relate to them as a "community," whether it was the neighborhood or something else like an airport worker community (which I really enjoyed.)
This is a wonderful community online here that we have, but I also like to reflect or mirror all of this in regular life too. That's important. I think the pandemic had most of us feeling more isolated than usual, but has anyone been starting to venture out now and connect with that sense of community?
I think sometimes when you've lived with a tough diagnosis, your life experiences can make you feel "awkward" or "different" and that can make it harder to break the ice in new human connections.
what are your thoughts on community?
HiI jsut wanted to say HAPPY SUNDAY and I hope everyone is doing well. Thinking about you. Whatever is going on. Wherever you are.Happy or sad Please remember thatYou aren't aloneWe are here Fighting back!!!Living!!!Propeling onward with youYes, you!!!
I know I may be over the top with these check-ins.... I like to hear how others are doing so we can check in with one another.how is everyone doing?I started a new med today and I am soooo sensitive. Instantly feel effects. So though I want to go out I have been staying in doing laundry and cooking. The sun is shining but air is crisp. think I'll watch some movies and stay under a...