I have zero photos from this weekend (except this blurry photo from @brittanybollard) when I gently dropped my phone in the bottom of the lake and we screamed at it to float back to the top(it didn’t listen!)
“Siri swim to the top of the water while I grab a net!”. I did jump in after it but spooked myself out by thinking I would touch a fish or a dead body at the bottom (again, not a lake lady).
Anyway, One of the best things we decided to do when all the covid craziness started happening was quarantine with other families who took the same precautions, and were like minded.
This past weekend, one such quarantine bubble got together sans children and it was so life giving. We all happen to be 7s on the Enneagram, me the only one with a 6 wing. Someone has to be paranoid and care about safety!
Anyway, there is something to be said about feeling free to be , no pretenses or judgement. It takes many years to find your people, lean into friendships, and let people see your not so great side and still love you nonetheless.
I am passionate about creating intentional community and I want you to know that you can still do that too during a pandemic. It will look different and you will need to pivot, but start thinking now:
- who can we link arms with as we approach the unknown of the fall? It’s kind of the wild, Wild West lately and that means, no one is going to decide what’s right for you during this time. You get to step up and think through what you’d like your next season to look like without all the political noise and debates and arguments (no I don’t want to hear them! Lol).
- Perhaps throw your phone in the lake & find some clarity away from the clanging cymbals on Instagram and Facebook— it was a wonderful forced phone sabbatical!
Regardless of where we find ourselves today, community still matters. We still need one another physically to show up: how that looks for you, I don’t know. But for most of us, we can’t maneuver this alone any longer.
And maybe we’ve needed to be this intentional all along.
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