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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
I think I want to print out your articles and hand them out as a sort of relationship waiver form. “You want to be my friend?….You are interesting in going out? Here read this first. Sign here to acknowledge that you have read and understand the enclosed material. Thank you.” Seriously. I think it would work. — Guerin Moorman
Guerin Moorman
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
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
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
Your site has saved my sanity and my life. Maybe even my marriage. I work part time and have two young boys at home, my husband is supportive of me but until recently I thought I was going crazy. … Reading your writing not only inspires me to pick up the pen again, but gives me nourishment in the deepest places. I will fight for balance. Everything you write is spot on… And wellness is so incredibly multifaceted.  I was ready to give up hope, but understanding myself through your words is bring…
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
I met Brenda and took the MBTI… I had a fairly good understanding of these types before the meeting but was impressed by the depth of knowledge that Brenda shared with me. She clearly has a passion for this work and a gift in imparting the information. There have been doors opened for me because of our talks… — Alan Hintermeister
Alan Hintermeister
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 …
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…

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House Plants and Motorcycles

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As a kid I spent a good share of my time watching television or playing upstairs in my room.  I quietly raised six dolls and alphabetized my book collection.  I read Anne of Green Gables and the Laura Ingalls Wilder series.  I worked on a book about a ten-year old girl whose parents divorced (coincidentally so did mine).  As a teen, music replaced dolls. Countless daydreams were fueled by lyrics and melodies that came out of my Panasonic ghettoblaster.  My dad called me House Plant because I spent so much time inside.  I was happy to live within my own thoughts and dreams.

But there was another side of me, a side that involved  riding on the back of my dad’s motorcycle.  At eight or nine years old, I remember wearing a Superman blue helmet that sparkled in the sun. I clung to Dad’s soft white t-shirt and yelled over the engine, Go Faster Dad, Go faster!  We ripped up and down the dirt driveway catching air as we flew over the hill. I was scared out of my mind but so alive. is a combination of going deeper and living vividly.  For me, it’s a place to recreate the freedom of my childhood, when I had time to go inside myself and the space to revel in the world.  It’s where I intentionally reflect on my core passions: writing, reading, family, traveling, and spirituality.

Feel free to slow down, hideout from overwhelming schedules, and lose labels like shy or house plant here.  We need quiet and space to recharge and find curiosity and creativity.  We need it to get revved up.

At Space2live I’ll share what I’ve learned about living slower and creative energy.  I may write a bullet-pointed note with ideas and insight, tell you about a writer, website or musician who blows my mind or share a personal essay about an experience that made me see things differently.  I’ll put my inner voice on the page and give you  space to hear yours.



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  1. Space 2 Hide « space2livedotnet February 24, 2011 at 2:19 pm - Reply

    […] mentioned in a previous post, House Plants and Motorcycles, how I spent a lot of time in my room as a child.  I played there with quiet, well-behaved […]

  2. allwaysunmended February 17, 2011 at 11:08 am - Reply

    I’ve got you added to my blogroll, so hopefully the people who like my personal and inspirational tidbits will head on over and take a peek at you, too. 🙂 I’m so glad you decided to do this. I know you’re going to love it.

    • brennagee February 17, 2011 at 11:34 am - Reply

      Thanks writing sister.:) I am creating my blogroll now. You’ll be on it, of course.:)

      • allwaysunmended February 17, 2011 at 9:18 pm - Reply

        Thanks! I wasn’t really expecting that, since my fiction trends towards the dark side. 🙂

  3. Patty Johnson February 16, 2011 at 10:54 pm - Reply


    I read “House Plants and Motorcyles”. I really enjoyed it. It was engaging, and vivid. I felt I could see the scenes being described. That’s very good writing to me. I especially liked the line “I quietly raised six dolls…” I’m not sure why that struck me so much, there just seems to be so much implied there. I look forward to reading more of your pieces, and hearing your insights and wisdom. I’m not a writer, but I am a reader, and I welcome you.

    Best wishes, Patty

    • brennagee February 17, 2011 at 9:04 am - Reply

      Thank you for your response Patty. I did raise six dolls, and all by myself I might add.;) Dolls were such a great outlet for my imagination and they quietly went along with all of my mothering ideas.:) Please do come back and read my future notes.

  4. Mary McGreevy February 16, 2011 at 5:48 pm - Reply

    Can’t wait to read more! Go Brenda Gee!

    • brennagee February 17, 2011 at 9:06 am - Reply

      Thanks for reading Mary. I know you understand the joys and hesitations behind writing.:)

  5. Sally Johnson February 16, 2011 at 5:21 pm - Reply

    YAY! Welcome to the bloggery! Very nice opener. I can’t wait to see your posts.

    • brennagee February 17, 2011 at 9:11 am - Reply

      Sally!! I’m enjoying your blog too tho I’m having trouble reading it through Yahoo. I’ll go straight through WordPress next time so I can learn and laugh with you and your writing.;) Thanks for reading my post!

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