Ask 10 people what it means to live a purposeful and meaningful life, and you’re all but certain to get 10 different answers. But if they were being honest, they’d all agree on at least one thing: It simply isn’t possible to lead such a life without the fun, warmth, sustenance, and empowerment we receive from the people around us.
This is the time for community.
In these uncertain times when it can feel like everyone’s on their own – this is exactly the time for us to activate a neighbor support system. To connect and communicate (mostly online), to support our neighbors (emotionally and physically), and to lower our collective anxiety level.
We are not alone.You are not alone.
This was my first holiday season in NYC. Wow. It was crazy time – the hustle, the cold, the mad rush to buy gifts, the lights, the cold, the decorations, did I mention the cold?? I’m seriously not used to it. It affects your day-to-day, your weekend plans, and I feel like the lack of vitamin D is making everyone a bit less happy and positive. It was rough to be far away from close friends and family during the holidays – yet another reason why having a community is so important. And why I know that I’m in the right place to be working on what we’re building together at Venn.
With the winter holiday season in full swing and everyone talking about togetherness and family and friends, it’s not so popular to think about loneliness. But urban loneliness is a real issue all year round, especially during the holidays.
Ever since moving to NYC for work earlier this year, all kinds of things have rocked my world. Turns out that I’m dealing with challenges and adjustments – just like any other young professional who moves to a big, cold, expensive city. Surprising? Not so much. That’s why we created Venn.
This is where I’ll be sharing my thoughts, musings, and challenges as I navigate the adventures of the urban jungle, all while trying to grow Venn as a business.
The Jewish New Year is approaching (it starts on the evening of Sept. 29), and as in many cultural traditions, it’s not only a time for family, friends, and good food, but also an opportunity for reflection – about the past, the present, and the future.