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Best New Posts on Space2live : Top 5 of 2016

2016 out

Hello Friends,

Another year comes to a close. Many people I know have lost loved ones this year. I know the heartbreak and emptiness that brings. My love and deep care go out to those with sadness in their souls at this time.

The first half of 2016 was kind of rough. A significant relationship ended for my children and me. That pulled at my heartstrings extra hard, but many new beginnings have taken its place. Overall, 2016 has been more gain than loss. I had the privilege of working with twenty five new clients. My new job as a paraprofessional within the school system has been a delight and worthwhile challenge. I joined a beautiful spiritual community at The Unitarian Universalist Church and squeezed in doing a play with my daughter through the church. I entered a new positive intimate relationship and we have just begun to intertwine our lives and communities.

I am grateful, appreciative and over-the-moon for all of the amazing experiences and relationships that entered my world in 2016. I am, as always, so touched at the connections made with those who read my writing (You!). Those connections keep me going. Thank you!

As an introvert moving outward into more social settings, I thought all the new people and places would be taxing, and there were days when I felt overloaded, but mostly I felt peaceful warmth and meaningful energy. This is the warmth and energy I want all of you to experience. They are lovely and let our sensitive introverted nature breathe and thrive.

Coincidentally, this kind of introvert energy and connecting is what I’ll be writing about in my book to be released fall of 2017. I have signed a contract with a publisher. I have an April deadline for the 70,000 word manuscript.

OMG! YIKES! WHAT WAS I THINKING???

I may be pulling my hair out over the next few months. There may be a few weeks of evergreen (re-run) posts from space2live when I can’t get a new post written AND make my book deadline. I apologize in advance for those. Please know I’m doing my best and will connect with you as soon as I can.

I will continue to write and share my hiccups and hurrays over 2017. We will learn and become secure, mature beings together.

Top 5 New Posts of 2016

For now, here are the top 5 new posts of 2016 as determined by your views:

  1. Introvert Relationships: Avoidant Attachment Style and Introversion
  2. What a Sensitive Introvert Needs to Relax and Love Freely
  3. Introversion Isn’t Something to Fix
  4. Sensitive Introverts and Confrontation: Owning Your Part and Creating Mature Relationships
  5. Finding a Safe Haven with Your Partner: The Sweetness of Not Having to Protect Your Soft Heart

Enjoy and have a special and loving new year celebration! Can’t wait to be with you in 2017!

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Love and warmth,

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4 Comments

  1. Lauren Sapala January 3, 2017 at 11:44 am - Reply

    Congratulations on the book contract Brenda!!! This is amazing news. So happy for you 🙂

    • Brenda Knowles January 3, 2017 at 11:56 am - Reply

      Thank you Lauren! Now the craziness begins (or continues;)!

  2. Sheket December 30, 2016 at 4:46 pm - Reply

    So glad to hear that the year ended warmly and with well-being for you and your family! Here’s to a wonderful 2017 with all the abundance and validation that you need. Congratulations on the book contract!

    • Brenda Knowles January 1, 2017 at 5:03 pm - Reply

      Hey S! Sending you warm energy and peace. I hope your year ended on a high note and that 2017 is beautiful and joyful. Thinking of you!

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