A Season for Sharing
I'll admit it. I definitely spent some time working over the Thanksgiving break. I really believe in taking a break from screens whenever possible, so I tried to keep it to just reading and writing. If you're anything like most of the people I know, you probably checked your email too.
Thinking about the next month of parties, holidays, and travel (oh, the travel), I'm already planning how to get everything done. Last year, we drove the three hours to Boston for Christmas Eve then two hours to Connecticut for Christmas day, and then three hours back home the day after! Meanwhile, I'm trying to do whatever work I can in the car whenever I'm not the driver. It was overly ambitious.
We have partner coworking space in Bradford, Burlington, Montpelier, Stowe, Waitsfield, and Woodstock. Assuming the weather cooperates in early December, I'll be doing a state-wide tour of coworking and makerspaces. More on that to come.
In case you can't tell, I've got feelings about this. One, I'm just really excited to be able to share these opportunities with our members. Two, the folks I'm meeting are amazing! I love meeting people and learning what they get excited about. Collaboration is my jam, and all these folks that run coworking spaces and innovation centers and incubators really embrace that. So stop in and let's collaborate. With the new year approaching, it's a great time to start working on that passion project or learn how you can help someone else with theirs. It is the season of giving after all.
About the Author(s)
Michelle started as the Director of the Lightning Jar in July 2018. Before that, she worked on regional community and economic development in Bennington County. She uses the skills and connections she made from that work to connect others to the resources, skills, and people they need to build successful businesses and careers.