I love to hole up in a cozy booth in a coffee shop. People fascinate me. I'll sit and wonder about their lives. What fork in the road did they take along life's journey? Why is that old guy so grouchy? What's their story? What made them bitter, angry, frustrated? What was their childhood like? Why did they choose the profession they did? What were some of their defining moments.....those incidents that change your life on a dime.
I'd love to just go up to them and say "Tell me your story. What makes you tick? What are you most proud of? Regrets?"
I also love to connect with people about things I'm passionate about which has come from the pain in my life. Find purpose in your pain Linda. If I can help someone who is going through or has gone through similar life altering situations....nothing gives me a greater sense of purpose. I love connecting with young people who are struggling and need support. Most times it's just an ear. If I can help spare one person from what I went through in the aftermath of turmoil, my life's purpose is done.
Connectedness.....I crave it.