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Reverb10 (#reverb10) is an annual event… It’s an open online initiative that encourages participants to reflect on this year and manifest what’s next. It’s an opportunity to retreat and consider the reverberations of your year past, and those that you’d like to create in the year ahead. We’re connected by the belief that sharing our stories has the power to change us. We look forward to reading yours. – from reverb10.com/thestory

December 7: Where have you discovered community, online or otherwise, in 2010? What community would you like to join, create or more deeply connect with in 2011?

from Flickr Creative Commons By Patrick Q

I am on the edges of many communities. I love knowing different kinds and sets of people, so I feel as if I am “part” of many but not essential to any. And that is fine with me right now. I’m in a transitional place in life – if any part of life is not transitional – and I don’t need too many things demanding more than I can give as I chart my course.

I am happy to say I’ve discovered a much healthier work community at my new job. While there were many people I liked at my last job, some who will stay good friends for years I think, I never felt part of the community of my co-workers, nor do I know if any such community existed among them. There is that sense here, and I’m grateful to enjoy the company of my co-workers as we celebrate organizational successes, personal advancements, holidays and momentous events like weddings and babies. (more…)

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