Well, it’s Tuesday already…two more days until I embark on a road trip to partake in the second of three very long, but fabulous, weekends of training. It really is a bit crazy but I’m so happy to be there it doesn’t matter. Mind you I pretty much collapse into bed but that’s okay; I have to get up early anyway! Crazy town? Perhaps but I can’t wait to get there.
No kidding…as long is it, you know what? In addition to being really excited about getting to hone the skills I already have and learn some new ones – I’m really excited to see the people who are going to be there.
There are some amazing – no freaking amazing people in this group. I’ve gotten to know a few of them much better because of the way the studies are set up in between the 3-day weekends.
I can’t wait to give some of them a BIG hug.
Truly, for me half of the joy of deciding to sign up with iPEC (the school I’m training with) is finding all these people who kind of think just like me! Holy crap they ARE out there!
I know I’ve said it before in other posts but us humans are not meant to go it alone in this life. We are meant to make connections, learn from each other and offer that hand up when we can. I don’t think alone is our natural state.
Don’t get me wrong. I am very comfortable being just with myself and to be honest, sometimes I need it. But to FEEL alone, well that is another story. That is loneliness. And that hurts.
It hurts more I think to feel alone in sea of people who you think care about you too. Not being able to express your ideas, thoughts or what your soul’s light is shining is really painful and frustrating. No one wants to feel judged because of who they are deep inside – so we keep it hidden or we feel like we are banging our heads against a wall.
Finding people who I can easily be understood by and who ‘get’ me was like unlocking a treasure box…it feels like coming home. I get what people mean now by the idea of finding your tribe. Your tribe is people who, while not walking your path, parallel it enough that there is connection, understanding and shared excitement and joy about the same sorts of things. (tweet this)
You know what I mean?
So, I’m looking forward to seeing all of them again, learning and laughing and the occasionally teary session. Some powerful stuff coaching and we all go through it together.
Have you found some of your tribe?
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