Through them I learned to serve others and connect people. Sometimes those connections would take the shape of a recommendation to a restaurant, salon, spa, volunteering opportunity, beauty product, recipes, or a great bottle of wine. At other times, a business, service, non-profit and even a new career opportunity.
Well before Facebook, I was active in chat rooms and on electronic bulletin boards. I believe that when our forefathers arrived on Ellis Island they desperately wanted to connect with the culture of their home country and did so by seeking out others of their heritage in the marketplace. Thusly, New York City became the mecca of culture via pocket-sized communities (eg Chinatown, Little Italy, Little Odessa, Harlem). People sat on their front stoops in the industrial age and shared the stories of their children, family, work, etc.
Fast forward to 200 years later, the technological age ushered in modalities that allowed for these interactions to take place electronically. Sharing life with the community you create, cherish and respect.
It is because of those two women that I learned to accept and be open to the things that life had thrown my way. I have lived on 3 continents, 7 countries and moved to Atlanta for love and job promotion.
The love was a gentleman I met at a French bistro and we had an amazing life for 7 years until cancer cut his life short at too young of an age and caused me to be a widow at the age of 28.
When I was asked to contribute to the ALL THE SINGLE GIRLFRIENDS NETWORK, I was both honoured and terrified. Exposing your thoughts to a group of dear girlfriends is one thing, absolute strangers another.
My interests are so varied, I am a social media strategist with a love of The Rolling Stones and Opera, am an active volunteer in the fight against hunger, a cosmetics junkie, an avid skateboarder and learning how to date. What on earth do I have to say that would not bore anyone witless? Stay tuned …
I hope you will enjoy reading my posts.
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