Who Gets You?

Who Gets You?

Who gets you?

You know what I’m talking about, right? The people in your life who understand you the way others don’t. They get your “crazy” and love you for it.

We need these people in our lives. They help us get through challenges, support us, and encourage us to keep going even when life gets hard.

I recently started working on a new creative project. This means I’m figuring out lots of details and making decisions on how I want to execute my ideas. While I do enjoy working alone, there’s something so magical about groupthink and collaboration. I crave creative conversations with friends and others doing interesting work.

Over the past week, I’ve reached out to some of my favorite people to help me talk through my ideas. My author friend Sam was one of the calls. He gave me space to ramble before offering his thoughts. He encouraged me to keep exploring to find the answers I was looking for.

Before we got off the phone, I asked him about a new project he was working on. As always, it was an energizing conversation. I mean, what’s better than talking about big ideas and possibilities?

The next day, I got an unexpected text from Sam. It said, “I feel like you’re one of the few people who really get me and what I do. I so value you and our friendship!”

I was so filled with gratitude because I feel the exact same way. I am grateful to have people like Sam in my life who just get me.

Whether it’s a new creative project, a career decision, or a relationship crisis, we all need people who will be there no matter what. They understand what we’re trying to do and why it matters so much. Who in your life do you call when you just need someone to talk to?

When was the last time you texted that person (or people) to let them know how much you appreciate them?

Ideas to Inspire

1. I really loved this week’s episode of Create For No Reason. I chatted with my author friend Terrance P. Elmore about the creative process, writing, and the importance of sharing your work.

2. If you find it challenging to stay focused on important work, check out this episode of the Huberman Lab podcast. He always shares great resources.

3. Inspiring Quote: “Optimism isn’t a belief that things will automatically get better; it’s a conviction that we can make things better.” – Melinda Gates 

4. Book Recommendation: I met Pamela Slim years ago at a conference. Shortly after, a friend of mine recommended her book Body of Work. It was the exact book at needed at that time in my life. Don’t you love when that happens? I still recommend it to people looking to make a career shift.

5. Journaling Prompt: Who in your life are you most grateful for today?
For more journaling prompts, check out my Create For No Reason Journal.