Not long after I settled into my favorite chair this morning, an old friend started a conversation on Facebook. New friends started conversations on Twitter.
My day crossed theirs in the weird hour that’s not night and not morning. As their Saturday night ended, my Sunday morning was beginning.
And we found a place to connect.
Real, authentic connections are powerful.
In order to make authentic connections, we need to be intentional.
We have to initiate connections, start conversations, ask questions, and be ready to listen well.
We will need to: send the first tweet or text message, open a chat window, send an email, write a letter,pick up the phone, drive across town to knock on a »
Discipline Lessons from Bronte
You may have heard or read some of my story about how I started a new career after more than 8 years as a stay at home mom. What I haven’t shared, until now, is the writing that got me started.
A short recap, in case you haven’t heard it: my return to work began with a Facebook status update from a high school friend I hadn’t seen in over 20 years. When he posted that he was looking for freelance writers, I responded, tentatively, at first. The essay below is the writing sample I sent him.
This post contains the writing that started it all.
Two years later (almost to the day) I am grateful for »