“Life is a Journey to be experienced, not a problem to be solved”, Winnie the Pooh
When I think of community, I think of a culture of people who live in the same town who communicate with each other based on culture, interests, inspirations and social connections.
My blog is focused on the communities in which I live in. The Okanagan Valley View is the literal focus that represents my views linguistically to connect with a wider community here in the Okanagan and the community on the Web.
There are many faces and cultures in the surrounding valley. My footsteps moving throughout the community in the various places I go, people I meet and experiences I’ve come across, the places I embrace, issues that I’m curious to discuss or research to know, then I bring it back here to myself on these pages I share with you.
I belong to a community of faith which has enriched my life from the ground up, and within my community of faith I have experienced many facets of people whom I’ve come to know through serving in my community. I know that we hold so much as people that we can’t all place a life in a snapshot and discuss it in depth over everything, so my focus is brief encounters that make a difference.
Where I am.
There you are.
In my College life I am challenged by the diverse experiences that open my eyes to another culture, first the culture of the young, and also the culture of community within the walls of education. These experiences move me to come outside of my comfort zone into the educational system of students and instructors that may test my views, expand my knowledge while I seek community at the Okanagan College.
I hold the truth in my heart
And the learned systems of knowledge I embrace
There you are.
My views can be controversial at times, this is not to stretch the reader, but really to stretch me in ways that I share, care and express. This is not a journal. It’s the views I have of what is going on while I drive, walk, witness, experience, taste, touch, and live, there are a vast amount of family in community, friends, and acquaintances, advertisements, that I think to myself, wow, this is amazing, and interesting to share? How else can we get to know each other unless we get a little vulnerable.
To see what’s inside
And know I’ve shared an experience
Where you are
The community profile section I bring to my blog are those people in my faith community, my college community, my own community and other communities in the Valley that I sense is something to share and have it available to be read.
These can be conversational pieces of literary language that lets others step inside of a room where we view others who have something to say and to come away thinking hmmm interesting or I didn’t know that.
To see you here
Hear what you say
And move on your way changed for the better part of the day.
The interest blogs of mine that can be related too are the local news, the writing community and the tourism industry of the Valley. ; however, my blog is too new for this to be anything but a window of parts of the store that hasn’t yet been built.
This is where community meets my feet
Where you are
where we meet.