This time of pandemic has really given me a great amount of perspective and ability to reflect. As noted in a previous post here in this blog, I’m looking for – and finding – silver linings. I am so very grateful to have a strong network of friends that I’m in contact with in a consistent, caring, and deep way. This is a set of friends from the various “chapters” in my life: I’ve gathered these wonderful people in my life from different people I’ve lived over the years, places I’ve worked, schools that I’ve attended.
The global pandemic has underlined our basic need for connection. As an ambivert, I love equally both my time with people as well as my time alone. My awesome job coach Heather Coleman-Voss (https://www.careersavvycoaching.com/) has introduced me to this term! It is a perfect profile for me. I live just with my cat in my apartment, and I so love it. I have the perfect mix of being social with people that are important to me and that I love, and time solo. Beautiful equanimity!
I feel so very grateful for the incredible people in my life and also for the deep sense of love that I have for myself. I love myself enough to know who is important to me, including me!