I find that as time moves on, I am getting involved with different groups. When I was growing up, I observed this in my parents. They were always involved in something. I did not understand why though.
I do understand now. With my personality I seek connections with new and diverse people. For me it is the essence of life. It is my way of living it.
Over the past week I have interacted with several of my current "tribes" as I call them. Our local high school marching band, my son's Boy Scout troop, my Cross Fit classmates. Each group brings something different to me.
- The band gives me a specific purpose - trying to give back to something beyond myself
- Cross Fit has given me courage to try something I always thought about but did not make the commitment to.
- Boy Scouts has provided me an opportunity to be with my son in a different setting other than home, etc.
There are work tribes, professional tribes and even sub tribes in my family. All of them bring something to my life. I wish I had started earlier.
What tribes do you belong too? Let me know. I would love to hear. It is far more interesting than what I have to say.