Living in a large complex, I certainly benefit from having established a network of contacts within the building. Although so far we have power, I am grateful to have these relationships in place in case anything unforeseen happens.
The same group planned a potluck last night and it was comforting to be surrounded by others during a somewhat trying time when not sure what to anticipate.
Some of these relationships were established and strenghtened because one of the women happened to come to our network event not realizing I was someone she'd seen at our pool. We actually met for the first time at Paris event and that began our relationship.
All relationships take time and effort to build and strengthen. I am particularly grateful to having developed this as well as the other relationships that came because of connecting to others in the building. It is easy to isolate oneself due to work or busy activities of today, but when it comes to potential disasters, I certainly want to be connected to others in case of emergency.
This week gave us the further opportunity to bond over an earthquake, three false fire alarms, a hurricane, threat of a tornado and anticipated flooding.
Having this network in the building established is comforting and last night our party was certainly a good time and opened the door to meeting more nice neighbors that is opening the door for further networking!
Wishing everyone safety as well as a network in case of emergency.
July was a challenging month while dealing with some personal matters that needed to take precedence over business or socializing so I wasn't as visible during that time as much as usual. I was touched with the efforts many of the people in my personal network made toward me during that time. Just because they weren't hearing from me, they were making extra effort to reach out to me to make sure I was alright and asking if there was anything they could do for me.
It reminded me of the great people I know as well as the benefit of having a network of friends. The fact that people cared enough to be supportive regardless of my need for their help at the time was wonderful.