This week has flown by! I feel like I was just writing a 5 Minute Friday post yesterday and here we are again! Linking up with the lovely Lisa-Jo 🙂
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community..
I struggle in my day to day living to feel like I know how to connect. I interact, make small talk, email, chat on the phone, but is that “connecting?” Do I get to the deep parts of people’s lives, the things that make them tick, the things that connect us together as sisters?
I’m an introvert. Connecting is hard. It’s exhausting, if I’m going to be honest. I’ve hidden this week in an empty office at work simply to escape the constant interruptions by sweet coworkers who mean no harm at all, but don’t realize that it’s draining for me to sit in the middle of it all. How do I connect if just the thought of one more conversation makes me want to run and hide away with a cup of coffee & some fuzzy socks?
I want to connect with my readers, respond to your comments with inspirational & encouraging words. I want you to read words that lift you up and make you feel like somehow, over computer screens, we could connect and really “get” each other. I’m not great at it. I get busy. I forget to write. I read your comments and plan to respond but run out of time.
And then I get an email telling me that I’m a blessing. That I encourage. That all that things I think I need to be better at to make this real life and social media connecting thing work….I’m already doing them? Someone noticed. And I realized just how much I love when other writers connect with ME…so I can’t give up. During the day I might be the smile, the encouragement that a coworker needs to get through the next hour. Online, I might be able to help someone else feel like they aren’t typing words into the void but they are actually connecting and touching hearts.
If you read my blog, thank you. If you comment, thank you. Thank you for wanting to connect with me, for making this introvert feel less exhausted and more inspired – you make this vast internet feel cozier and more like fuzzy socks than you’ll ever know.