Driven by a desire for genuine and a positive connection, I've found myself over the years creating the kind of communities I wanted to experience myself. When I first became a mom, I was overwhelmed with everything. With little family to help and not a big pool of friends to pull from, I felt increasingly isolated. I joined mom's groups online and went to a few in person. They all seemed to focus on...talking.
I know, that sounds funny. But I didn't want to talk to anyone. I wanted someone to help me clean my house. To hold my baby while I showered or went outside of the house, on my own, to breathe fresh air. I wanted someone to cook me food or sit there and not say a word while I just sat there too. I didn't have space for anyone else's personal process as mine felt big enough.
I decided to offer up exactly what I needed - practical help. I posted online in a local moms group.
Utrecht Mamas Skillshare
In the Spring of 2017, my family and I arrived to Utrecht, Netherlands by way of Portland. I was feeling more settled by the Fall and ready to start again on my next community creating adventure. I took to the internet again, posting in a local moms group.
Collaborate to Elevate
The next idea I have? Collaborate to Elevate - a good deeds community, emphasizing positive social impact via collaborative effort. Stay tuned…