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Platforms

Platforms can be anything from family and friends, to school and work, to sports leagues and Meetup.com, or even just Facebook and blogs.

Platforms introduce us to things and people not already a part of our world in a non-threatening way. Platforms give us the time and space to explore the “new” in a way that allows us to decide comfortably if it fits with us and has a place in our world without needing to make any commitment ahead of time. This is how my mom started seeing an acupuncturist and how we got into wanting to grow veggies. In some way, its even how we got to be in Floyd. Things percolate, and over time, the relationship either develops, or it doesn’t, but the platform keeps the idea present and accesible.

Of course, these introductions and opportunities happen all the time without platforms too, but the development of a relationship requires so much more effort, that we often never get past the beginning because it takes too much work. Its hard to muster that kind of dedication with so little knowledge of what to expect. I find myself compensating for the lack of knowledge with faith and excitement for the unknown and the challenge. But a platform must eventually be created, because the relationship won’t be able to grow without one.

If it doesn’t exist, and you want it to, you’ll figure out how to build it.

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About mudly

Mud is main blog writer extraordinaire, picture guru, and the garden and adventure instigator. She loves to cook, but doesn’t much like following a recipe. She also loves typewriters, the color turquoise, and wearing tie dye with stripes. And she dorks out on permies.com while dreaming up and planning her next garden.

3 comments on “Platforms

  1. Meka
    January 28, 2011

    once you stop to think about it there are so many platforms all around you. It’s just in how you decide to use the information and experiences. I really like this post Mud. Got me to thinkin!

  2. mudly
    February 10, 2011

    I’m still thinking about platforms. They really are everywhere. And most times we don’t even realize we’re a part of them, or what they offer us. Platforms are HUGE. They provide access to the world.

  3. Meka
    February 11, 2011

    Yes this one has stuck with as well. THey do provide access to the world if you keep you eyes and mind open. THose who are too stuck in their own bubble will never realize what could be open to them. I liked this post a lot Mud!

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