Saturday, December 14, 2013
Reverb 13: Day 13 Alchemy
The phrase “It takes a village” is often bandied about, in reference to child-rearing, running a business, just about everything. But if you’re anything like me, you may not be a natural born collaborator.
In 2014, how could you explore what community means to you?
It might be a question of sharing the load, asking for help or signing on someone with a complementary skill set. Or it could be about a creative collaboration that pushes you to explore new ideas and media.
Where might the alchemy be?
In 2014, i will be learning about community from a social worker point of view, via a work placement and also from my studies. To me, since I live in a city that has more then 38 ethnic groups and a large population , I would like to learn about Diversity in the community & how this works (or in some cases doesn't work).
I also run a local support group for parents/carers of special needs children this is based online. This has created a network of support and also has people from within the disability sector in the group. It is a great resource for parents. I never actually thought it would become this large.
I guess for me, 2014 will be the year where I take time to help everyone and anyone who needs it. I tend to think that people come into your life for a reason, although the reason or lesson is not always easily seen or understood straight away , time reveals it eventually.