last night i had a conversation about what it meant
to be part of a community.
i explained how i was hesitant to tell people my plans
because if i failed,
i didn't want to be a disappointment.
i get awkward when people ask,
"oh brissa, how'd that one cool thing you were really excited about go?"
only to have me say,
"hmm? oh that? yeah. i decided not to."
"oh, that's not happening anymore."
but last night i learned
that's what makes a community great.
"a community is able to share in your successes
and be sad during your failures."
it's something i need to work on.
being open without being scared.
how can i claim to be a member of a community
if i only celebrate and cry when appropriate
and not trust enough to contribute my stories as well?