“If you look at an island for what it is, it’s a piece of land, surrounded by water that appears to stand alone. It’s true that there are no united states or neighbouring unions. It floats in the middle of the ocean, seemingly disconnected from the rest of the world. But if you look below the surface, you’ll find something else. You’ll find that water separates them but that the same sand that sits on one island’s shore, ends up on another’s shore – essentially connecting one rock to another. If you look deeper, you’ll see just how connected they actually are.”
I don’t know who wrote this but it really hits home with me and I love how Women Who Live on Rocks is a testament to this. Although our rocks look very different and we may speak different languages and have different foods and customs, we have a strong connection as islanders. We are all connected by the very thing that isolates us – the sea.
Thinking of our connection, my thoughts run to how can we deepen this?
How can we support each other?
How can we learn from each other?
How can we build relationships with each other?
We have a wealth of knowledge, wisdom, wit and passion in this community. Let’s tap into it!
My idea is still pretty fresh but it would be based around a different member of this amazing community each month who may have something to teach/share – maybe a yoga teacher from the Seychelles, maybe a photographer from Rodrigues Island (you know who you are!!), maybe a home organization expert from Grand Cayman, maybe a fashionista from Okinawa, maybe a chef from Martinique… the list is endless. Each month they would offer a workshop/class/meeting around their specialty. There would be a chance during the month to “meet” them and find out all about them and their rock. Their “favourite things” would be shared also (additional readings, podcasts, etc.). As I said, it’s all kinda fresh but so exciting. I already have so many women I want to reach out to share their passions with all of us. Presenters would be paid or offered free advertising (if they have a business) through the site. There would also be a worldwide directory of our members (if they choose to be on the list) which would allow for some amazing meet-ups now that travel is coming back. 🙂
There would be a small monthly fee for this unique island experience and the WWLOR blog would continue but there would be so much more fun stuff and connection in our new island community. Oh, and it needs a name! If you have any ideas, hit me up with them please!
You’ll love being part of this new community to “see just how connected we actually are”.
Cheers to that!