One thing I’ve realized over these last several months is that I dig an internet community! According to the Myers Briggs personality test, I am an INFJ (introverted, intuitive, feeling, and judging). This makes the internet/social media world a fairly natural place for me to share openly, especially when it’s things I’m passionate about. It’s rewarding for me to connect with others online who share similar interests.
In the height of Covid-19 this spring, the internet was a place for me to feel seen and understood through the words shared by others. It’s a unique and comforting feeling when someone is able to articulate exactly how I feel, especially when I haven’t quite been able to put words to it yet. I’m reminded that there is someone, or many, out there that feel the same.
These reminders are sometimes needed as the ego can be tempted into believing I am the only ones that feel a certain way when that couldn’t be further from the truth. Our stories and challenges may vary but beneath it all, we experience the same root emotions. THIS is why meaningful conversations light me up! And this is why I believe meaningful human connection is so necessary and valuable.
While English is my first language, written word is my first form of communication. I can stumble and stutter over my words when I speak. Sometimes it feels like the emotion behind the words are pushing words out faster than my mouth can keep up. Written word feels like a dance for me. It’s when I feel like I can express myself in the truest and most authentic way.
So, cue the journal! I’ll share parts of myself from time to time if for no other reason than it’s therapeutic. Along the way, I hope it creates opportunities for you to feel seen and heard and perhaps one day it can shift from words on a screen to a meaningful conversation. We’ll see.
I’ll also be sharing some yoga tips and insights if that’s a bit more up your alley.
Thanks for reading…until next time.