Yes 2016 had its list of negatives, but without focusing on them let's manifest as much positivity and hope for the upcoming year. Let this manifestation begin with ourselves and from this energy, together we can build a strong, beautiful community, a community that, when times get tough we come together to support one another.
I'm not one to make New Year's Resolutions but this week something hit me. I had phone dates with my most special friends and it felt so great to connect. I realized that these connections, although beautiful, are with people who aren't close in proximity. If we lived in the same city we would do anything for one another but when the going gets tough here, it can be lonely.
Moving back to Nelson was as I've mentioned over again, great. Although this has come with its challenges, one being: making friends. Making friends as an adult is hard. I miss the days when you're thrown into a classroom with all sorts of kids and you're told to play nice. I've had a friend for 22 years because of this. Nowadays it's awkward. When do you take the same coffee shop small talk to "the next level?" Putting yourself out there and asking a potential new friend to spend time together is intimidating. It's much easier to keep the small talk alive and head home to sweat pants and Netflix.
So with this said, 2017 is the year I've dedicated to finding my "tribe." I've met all sorts of people over the past 16 months and understand we've had the best intentions of getting together. It's easy to say, "Text me when you're free." It's my responsibility to build these friendships but it's also a two way street. So I'm saying this now, ladies and gents lets make a communal effort to be in one another's lives. If you want to get together, let me know because I'm here and I'm ready to make this town more of a home.
"Be with those who help your being."