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I have been dating an introverted man who I am very in love with for almost 2 years.  Reading your posts have helped me to be more supportive and understanding to him especially during the times when he needs space.  I just wanted to thank you for your weekly posts and let you know how helpful they are for someone who is in a relationship with an introvert. C.M. on space2live
C.M.
Brenda has truly opened up a space for introverted types on the ‘net, and her self-revelations are always inspiring. Her voice is one I always look forward to. She is one of the writers that actually played a part in my return to writing.  — S.E. of Sunflower Solace Farms
S.E. of Sunflower Solace Farms
your depth of understanding, and talent at sharing it amaze me. Speechless… and for your sharing of it.. Thank you… deeply. *sigh, its like coming back into my body through acceptance….. Sherrie on space2live
Sherrie
BRENDA: thank you SO much! Your advice is exactly what I need to do. I am amazed how much you “get” me after only exchanging a few messages!… Again, I thank you from the bottom of my heart. You’ve helped me more than a year of therapy sessions! – Megan on space2live
Megan
This is me. This is me from the day I was born. For so long I felt misunderstood and rejected, even by the people closest to me, because they could never understand my need for solitude, and I had no idea how to explain it to them. Even now that I know more about Introversion and have a more informed understanding of my hard-wired need for solitude, it’s still very difficult sometimes to help my loved ones understand this profound craving for time and space all to myself. This is one of the best…
Sharon
Your words are my lifeline.  I sit down to your posts and as I read I can feel my acceptance of myself and my needs grow.  Your words validate my feelings about my life, motherhood, relationships and it is something I hold onto.  And during the times when I feel like I am not able to be a mother or a wife or a sister or a friend or whatever someone needs me to be, I go back to your words and find some peace…I send your posts to my husband when I need him to understand that I love him but I need …
D.R.

“I was struggling with my daughter (16 at the time) and our constant fighting. You said something to me that changed my life! You were speaking about your own situation and you said to me “my child could not handle my emotions”. This was a HUGE “lightbulb moment” for me and it forever changed the way I dealt with my emotions when I was around my daughter!

I am happy to say that things have never been better between my soon to be 18 year old daughter and myself! I honestly never thought we would…

Mom M
Thank you for all the words. You’ve created the magic drug I’ve been looking for all my life. Your blog has transformed my life, and I feel like I am on the brink of a most satisfying fulfilling journey…You’ve made me see everything in a new light. I now feel calmer, able to care better for my toddler, less hateful of people around, and hopeful for my future. I am not so afraid for our marriage anymore. — Shilpa CB
Shilpa CB
That courage and dedication you so generously share with the world, has inspired me to push myself a little harder, persevere at each task a little longer, dig a little bit deeper to where the answers just “feel” right to both my humanity AND my spirit. Your insights have reinforced my direction and given me additional tools that help me clear my path. I’m wired into my creativity as never before and the new music is pouring out of me faster than I can record and produce it; this is the Un…
Gary
THANK YOU….. you just summed up my swirling thoughts into something i can read with out everything else in my head meshing with it. I finally feel like i can explain what happens within without getting distracted. I’m an Introvert with ADD and it makes it so hard to explain quite what im feeling sometimes. — M.G. on space2live
M.G.

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Best of Space2live 2011: Exquisite Sex, Beautiful Introversion and Passionate Independence

Space2live came to life in February of this year.  I wanted a venue to post my writing, receive feedback and generally administer self-therapy.  I needed a foundation of work to leap from in order to even consider writing for a living. I wanted to improve and shape my writing. I wanted to see how consistent I could be.  Could I create a piece of writing with value every week?  The answer to that is subjective, but I did put something of myself on the page every week, amounting to 48 posts counting this one.

I guess I proved I can be consistent.  I also learned that I love the process and writer-reader connection of maintaining a blog.  It is fun for me to find out what I have to say to the world.  Sometimes I surprise myself;) (3 Elements of Exquisite Sex and Divine Writing).

2011 has been a huge year of personal growth for me, emotionally, spiritually and creatively.  I experienced pillow-soaked despair and awe-filled peace.  I believe I went light on the despair in my writing, mostly to protect others, but I tried to convey some of the peace through my words and experiences.  I plan to be even more open in 2012.

For now, here are the 2011 articles that resonated the deepest:

 Top 5 Posts With the Most Views and/or Comments:

1. There’s Nothing Wrong with You.  You’re an Introvert

2.Visions and Missions and Goals, Oh My! : Or What the Heck is Space2live About?? 

3. 3 Elements of Exquisite Sex and Divine Writing (published as A Mingling of Exquisite Sex and Divine Writing in the Elephant Journal Oct. 2011)

4. Soul Painting: Beyond Artistic Talent

5. Is It Selfish to Choose Passion and Work Over Family?

Beyond the above posts I also wanted to compile the top 5 pieces that came from an especially meaningful place within me.  These pieces demonstrate what I feel is some of my best writing and/or areas where I needed help and found it.  One way or another they are messages that I definitely want to share.  May they benefit you in some small way.

5 More Meaningful Posts as Chosen by Brenna Gee

1. A Room of One’s Own

2. Turkeys Vs. Target: Space Vs. Convenience

3. 4 Steps to Love and Independence

4. How to Protect and Liberate Your Energy: A Guide for Introverts and Anyone Who Feels Drained

5. The Sweetness of Self-Reliance: How One Married Mom-Lady Found Her Way Home

Whether you enjoy reading about creative courage, self-actualization, parenting with passion or the amazingness of introversion, I’m glad you showed up here.  I so appreciate your time and feedback.  Thank you. Thank you. We’re all in this together.:)

May you find, foster and revel in space2live!!

Please share what hit home with you and what missed the boat entirely here on space2live.  What did you learn?  Where did you find a deep connection?  What would you like to read more about next year?

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