It’s been almost two years since we moved into cohousing. We are still learning, and adjusting, if you can believe it! But that is the way of life — it just keeps changing, and we keep growing along with it.
I am learning about introversion and extroversion, raising young kids in a public/shared space, and my own patterns and thoughts… I am learning about the beauty of togetherness, how simple it can be, and how very complicated. And how it is such a relief when space is made for the complications, where everyone can share their own experiences, and we find ourselves co-existing together… truly appreciating each other’s differences.
I know it sounds hokey but amid all the hubbub of everyday, the noise of the kids in the common area, the bother of living with 20 other households, there is that core of connection that transcends it all. More of me is alive than there was before.