December 7 – Community 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?
I have tried really hard the past year to put myself in new situations and new communities. I really wanted to meet new and interesting people and create new experiences. One of the ways I discovered community was through a group called Columbus Young Professionals. ( www.cypclub.com ) I have not gotten as involved with this group as I would like to yet, but it is a perfect way to start becoming apart of a new community. Another way I have discovered community is by way of blogging. I began reading other amazing blogs and even became part of a great community on www.skirt.com as one of their official bloggers. It amazes me the wonderful community of bloggers out there and I have enjoyed every minute of reading other peoples experiences!
In the year 2011 I hope to dive deeper into both of the above named communities. I also hope to volunteer more...I often think about doing this but just haven't gotten my act together enough to devote time to this. Volunteering is so important and no excuse in the world is good enough to stop me from pursuing this in the new year!!!
Another community I hope to become apart of, and am VERY excited about comes to be by way of a new job I will be starting in a couple of weeks. Oakstone Health Center ( www.oakstonehealthcenter.com )is part of Oakstone Academy (a wonderful school) and I hope to dive deep into their community raising awareness for autism and making friends and connections every step of the way! Just writing about all of the ways I want to become more involved in community gets me super excited for the new year...2011 can't come soon enough!!!