I woke up this morning feeling a bit under the weather. I realized last night that I hugged more people in one night than I’ve hugged in what feels like years. It felt so good to feel that many people.
This week has been filled with people and activities that fill my cup right up. I’ve been making time to read each night, currently reading Murakami’s 1Q84 and loving it. Karmen and I have spent time outside enjoying the warmth and sun this spring is offering us. Thursdays and Fridays, I teach public classes and get to see and connect with people I used to teach to at studios around the city. Some I’m seeing for the first time since 2020.
Everyone has been saying it recently, and I’ve been feeling it – it’s really nice to not be isolating/isolated anymore. It’s been such a treat to see so many different humans – catch up on what they’ve been up to since we last spoke.
And this week, two students made their way to Vancouver from the east coast of the States to take class with me and see this beautiful city. We had never met in person, but I feel like I know them because I have seen them online every week for the last two years.
Humans are resilient and innovative. Even while isolating, we figured out ways to be together.
I’ve had a few people share how much our online community helped them during the pandemic and what I say to them is – it really helped me too. I don’t know what I would have done without it.
April 2020 my daughter was born. Early parenting is isolating enough – then throw in the lock down and whew, I felt very alone in my tiny one bedroom with my partner and infant.
I thrive in community. I always have. I need to see and be with lots of people.
All this to say – I’m really full this week. From the different interactions I’ve had in person, to the online classes, to the recent meet & greet with the Seeker crew – it’s nice. I feel like I’m coming out of my shell more.
What fills your cup?
How full is your current cup?