I attended a large blogging conference, a few years back, as a brand new blogger. One of the events that was pre-arranged was a “Birds of a Feather” breakfast. You essentially found the bloggers who you felt like you most identified with. I loved the idea of this. It was fairly easy for me to determine where I thought I fit in.
But, when I arrived at the table and everyone introduced themselves, I found that although we shared a desire to write humor, the ways we went about it were radically different.
I kept looking around and asking myself where My People were? After about twenty years, I’ve figured it out.
How about you? Who are your People? Aside from the ones who share your roof, what types of people make you feel the most comfortable?
And also, nosy.
It never ceases to intrigue me how certain seeming types of people will feel most comfortable around folks who are nothing like them. I think of my funny friends who feel most comfortable with intellectuals discussing Academia and scholarly things, all the live long day. Or, the Think Tanker who whips out the one-liners faster than I whip out the Devil Dogs.
But, what really boggles my mind is how it took me so long to figure out what so many others realize pretty early on. Or, pretty easily.
When you find your People, you just know it. Some folks like to call it “finding your tribe“. Whatever you call it, when you finally do, you’ll find yourself feeling a sense of confidence that then allows you to float in and out of other groups of People much more freely, too. It’s such a great thing to experience.
Are you already there?
If you aren’t, keep at it. You will make mistakes along the way. But, you will find the people who get you. They will be the ones that sharpen your thought process, lighten your load, and encourage you in all of the most important ways.
Grace allows for lots of wiggle room, here. I promise.
He gave me about twenty years worth.
This post is day 20 in the Write 31 Days challenge.
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