Sunday, February 21, 2016

It Takes a Tribe

Dear Littler B,

I am sitting here writing your letter today and feeling guilty that written to you in a couple days. I know I have been (for the most part) productive in the way of education in the world I've gotten us into - however I have been not so productive in content to provide you insight to what life is like when you become me.

Today's wisdom is coming to you across the decades not from me, but from those I have met through (what you will learn about in time) social media.

At times through your life you are going to be intrigued or inspired to try something new.  It doesn't matter if it is the time you decide to branch off into an unknown religion, learn how to cook, become a programmer, become a mother. All of these things carry the same levels of initiation, insecurity, ignorance, education and enlightenment.  Nothing comes to the average - non-savant Joe like you/I without a great big huge learning curve.

Sometimes along the way you are going to get lucky. You will find yourself in the middle of the village as the idiot who everyone is nice enough to help take care of or encourage and educate. A tribe of people who all have been through the same process and are on various levels of
enlightenment and are willing to share their experiences with you.

Be those experiences good or bad, soak them in dear little me. Every story is a learning experience if you look at it correctly. Learn from those around you what to do, what not to do, what to laugh at, when to work and when to play.  Every person is the wisest person. Wisest in how they have experienced their journey and how they experience this joyful and adventurous carnival ride called Life.

Along that learning process you will (when you are not even looking) become the proverbial butterfly from the creepy crawly caterpillar. Sometimes you will be the student, sometimes the teacher. In time you will go from being the village idiot that you always feel yourself to be into being the wise person that someone will look to for knowledge and inspiration.  I can't promise you will have gotten there yet when you become me, but I can tell you we are somewhere on the journey a little less idiot - a little more wise.

Encouraging you to embrace your village, be one with the tribe,

A big PS. Thank you FB Tribe for being my inspiration today.

Dancing & Frivolity Today Provided by:
Phillip Phillips - Home
Lorde - Royals
Rhianna - Stay
Gotye - Somebody That I Used To Know
Phillip Phillips - Raging Fire
Anna Kendrick - Cups
Ed Sheeran - The A Team
John Legend - All of Me
Christina Perri - A Thousand Years


  1. Such great timing. I needed to read this today. Thank you!

    1. I'm so glad to hear that! Sometimes, we have to be ok with being the village idiot. That's my current phase in this world of blogging. Yet, I had the chance to play the role of wisewoman to a several year blogger today. Never know what a day will bring if you let it!

  2. What a lovely post! So inspiring! Yes, as you said "Every story is a learning experience if you look at it correctly".

    1. Thank you very much Eugenia! Whether it is a story of what to do (or more often in my case) or what not to do - you grow with every bit of knowledge you get.

  3. Great post. I wish I would have known now then what I know now.

    1. Thank you very much Brittany. Oh the things we would do different! (or purposely the same?) Interesting to try to figure that one out.

  4. Thank you for the encouragement! This one is a big personal favorite so far! (Obviously as it is what my whole blog is about) If only we could have known then what we know now! Not be afraid to live life for fear of failure or rejection.