A Village

You know what’s awesome?


We all know the saying, “it takes a village to raise a child,” but you know what? It also takes a village to be an adult. Humans are social animals, we need people. Sure, some of us have higher social needs than others, but we all have some need.

Part of what was really hard about our move to Vancouver was uprooting ourselves from our established community in Seattle and starting over in a whole new country. While having Carlos’s coworkers gave us someplace to start, it wasn’t really enough to make this city feel like home. I could have done a better job of getting us connected earlier in our time here, but I didn’t. Depression is hard, yo.

That being said, I want to say how much I love the people that we’re finally making connections with here. I wish I had had it together earlier, because we have some really awesome new friends.

One of the things I’m coming to realize is that I have to be better about maintaining relationships with people. Duh, right? So, what does that look like as we roll forward into 2013? For one thing, I need a parenting group, y’all. Like, STAT. So, look forward to hearing about that around here.

(Full disclosure: I spent most of 24 hours trying to get to the computer to do this writing, and when I got here, it was hard, and I’m not super happy with it. But I’m posting it anyway, because the spice must flow! I mean, the only way to write is to write. <3)

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