Now that I’m part of Team Indigo, I get to write for their newsletter (much to the relief of my fellow editors, who are glad to have another writer in the rotation). For the December issue, I was asked to write about community, a subject that, as a freelance writer who is happiest with furry, four-footed coworkers, I felt completely unqualified to tell other people about.
But, as it turned out, I had 500 words to say about community. It helped that I had a recent Indigo retreat and an upcoming holiday party to draw on, but I also realized as I wrote that community is important even for those of us who generally prefer to wear hoodies and hide behind screens. As it says in the essay, “sometimes you and your work have to see the light of day if either of you are to survive.”