I am an organizer by nature, by nurture, and by necessity. Whether it is my internal community of Selves, my community living situation, my neighborhood, or a wider network of affiliates, I see connections and create change.
Currently my organizing impulses and energies are flowing into re-prioritizing my life, post bike tour, post reawakening of my Self. I’ve never had any trouble keeping myself busy, rather my problem has always been choosing between the marvelous array of causes and communities of which one can be a part. Hence, organizing.
As the NEW LAUREN I will channel my energies and focus on…
Books – joining book groups, volunteering at the library again and/or Boneshaker Books
Community – finding new housemates, beginning a research project on urban intention communities/cohousing, potentially finding a spiritual community?
Food – themed dinner parties, attending the Sustainable Farming Association conferences, maintaining and building on the edible/medicinal garden at the house
Feminist Culture – biweekly lady salon group, creating a wall collage of inspiring women
Queer Culture – all of the things! (this is literally what I wrote in my journal); dance nights, book group, burlesque shows, spoken word, etc; I have been eagerly lapping up all the queer lady blogs/websites as of late, especially Effing Dykes and Autostraddle, and it’s making me hella excited to get back to the gay haven that is the Twin Cities
Physical Embodiment and Wellbeing – join the YWCA again, go dancing more frequently, yoga, solitude walks
With these things, so am I, and so I shall become.