The Power of an Online Community
I was looking forward to having Don work with me on a project that I hope will make doing video tutorials a lot easier. He is constructing something for me and if all goes well, we will make them to sell too! So looking forward to the finished product, although our communication is being pushed to the limit! Trying to explain how I think it should go and then how he thinks it should go really pushes home that Men are from Mars and Women are from Venus! After thinking we were on the same page it turns out we weren’t LOL a little frustrating yes but pales in comparison with the other news I received today.
I was deeply saddened to see on Face Book that an online friend’s Beautiful 13yr old daughter Emma had passed away after a long battle with illness. It has literally knocked the wind out of me today! I can’t believe how upset I am over the world losing this beautiful courageous sweet girl who I have never personally met! I feel like I know her through following her journey on Facebook with her mum Leanne. Such a beautiful and caring family. I have met Leanne online through the ISC scrapbooking days in the early days of online communities! I am so touched by the outpouring of support and love and well wishes from family and friends from all corners of the country it really fills my heart. The Love family and their courageous journey has touched many lives, I hope that can bring a little comfort during these heartbreaking days!
She was a very special little girl who will now be a very special angel!
thank you Andrea for letting me share this photo! x
An Online community is so much more than just a group of people, Today I felt the embrace of a community with an outpouring of love and support! Really does warm the heart.
I stopped sharing more of myself online because of another community, and they were the scrap critic and smack blogs. I saw a lot of good friends torn to shreds on these blogs, nothing was sacred! That was all I needed to well and truly retreat into my emotional shell, I have only shared my work online since then with very little information on myself. I used my work as a shield so to speak. Now looking back I can’t believe I have given my power over to these insignificant cowards!
I am back, and if someone doesn’t like me or what I do that is their prerogative! I no longer need your approval, I am learning to be enough for me, I am the only one I need approval from!
Still easier said than done! I am still working on my insecurities.
Life really is too short!
I thank everyone who has already reached out to me since I started sharing little snippits of the real me!!
Thank you from the bottom of my heart!
Keeping Emma and her family in my thoughts tonight!
I am very blessed to have my family and friends and all of you in my life!