When Ann Arbor comes alive

When Ann Arbor comes alive

What really got me excited yesterday was the arrival of the Rec & Ed calendar.

Sorry, Rec & Ed, it wasn't because of your summer programming.... It was the ad on the back cover that was staring straight at me as I lifted the mail from it's dark cavity of a box.

Ann Arbor Summer Festival is the month I feel the most alive in Ann Arbor.

As a transplant to Ann Arbor, the A2SF Top of the Park (TOP) series (link) is what reminds me that - despite all the dismal, grey months we have in Michigan - we know how to celebrate life and sunny skies. And we live through festivals like it's what we were born to do.

Impact: When (kinda) blind trust bares (really tasty) fruit.

Impact: When (kinda) blind trust bares (really tasty) fruit.

Last week was our very first, top secret, members-only HUSH event.

I knew this was an exercise in trust. Trust that it didn’t matter where we were going. Or what we’d be doing. It was all about who would be there. Not specifically who. Rather there was safety in knowing that “the who” that were also going on this little adventure were going for the same reason. To Engage. On purpose.

“That was fun to get out of my comfort zone. Never would have tried that many places in one day on my own…. or if i’d known what I was getting into before hand.”

What to do when things aren't fine.

There's an article I thought I'd share with you all about Ring Theory. It's been my preferred resource for those who want to know "how to not say the wrong thing" or what to DO when they find out someone that they know or are close to is going through something traumatic.

Recognize which ring you sit in and act accordingly: "Comfort in. Dump out."