There is this little dream forming in my mind, one that is driven by the passions of my soul. Currently, I work as a therapist…Sisu Counseling Services and in my work I see a direct connection between mental health and the strength of ones natural supports, i.e. Community. People find community in a variety of ways, family, church, clubs, hobbies, proximity, schools…the list goes on and on. My dream consists of enough business savvy to sustain salaries of employees and expenses and create a welcoming space for people in the community to meet one another and live life together. This space will benefit from my experience as a therapist and have in its DNA authenticity, meaning and purpose, and a belief that we are not intended to live alone! I want to provide a cure for loneliness and one step to an end to disconnectedness.
You may be wondering what this space will consist of…business wise. Well, based on the title of this blog it’s probably not difficult to guess it will involve yarn! In addition to yarn it will have coffe, tea, treats to snack on, and if my sister is able to jump in, good reads. It will be a space, if we are fortunate to acquire, resembling a home as much as possible, preferably a house with a large enough backyard for a covered and heated patio. Seriously, a welcoming space where one can meet their neighbors, whether neighbors by proximity, shared passion, or both! A destination where strangers become friends and neighbors!
Apart from the funding the next biggest task is a name…what to call this little space for community? A few ideas:
The Common Grounds
Yarn and So Much More
Sticks, Reads, and Good Eats
Soft Spot to Land
My timeline is no more than 5 years…2019 or bust!