I’ve been on the road quite a lot recently. A whole lot.
From teaching a Gallup Builder Profile 10 course in northeastern Nebraska to helping to facilitate the eXtension Impact Collaborative Summit in Indianapolis to working on several teams developing new initiatives in Nebraska, I’ve been working what almost seems non-stop. Despite the many long days, evenings, and weekends, it’s been an exhilarating experience.
Why you might ask?
Because of the people I’ve met and interacted with. People who:
- care about their community,
- care about each other, and
- care about the future.
Sure, many of those conversations haven’t been pretty. It’s hard to talk about the issues our communities face, especially in the current era we are in. Being constantly bombarded by negativity and a scarcity mentality can be taxing and lead us to feeling like we’re just treading water.
At the same time, there’s a certain energy that comes from thinking and growing and experiencing these things together. An abundance mentality based on the assets a community have are a powerful starting point for positive discussion. There’s just a certain energy about the collective creation of hope that keeps people going. That’s what community is about.
The downside to all of this is that my blog has suffered. There’s only a certain amount of time to do stuff and sometimes things have to be dropped. The blog was unfortunately one of them.
The upside – my experiences are the foundation for some future blog posts which I hope you will enjoy over the next few months.
So, I just wanted to let you know I’m still blogging and that I appreciate your patience as I ‘get back in the saddle!’
Until the next entry – keep searching!