When I was a kid, sometimes my mom would overhear me asking friends, family, (people I just met), very personal questions. She would tell me I was being nosey, and I would always say, “I’m not nosey, I’m just interested!”
That interest led to a career as a television reporter where it was my job to be interested (nosey). I relished the opportunity to ask the impolite questions you aren’t supposed to ask. The kind of questions that elicit real, thoughtful answers and lead to the conversations that really get us thinking about ourselves and the world around us.
I believe when we share our stories we begin to understand ourselves a little bit better and when we listen to the thoughts, hopes, and fears of others, we become more empathetic, and ultimately, better people.
Here on Vital Chatter, we’ll talk about love, death, celebrations, disappointments, parenting, and everything in between. And by doing so, I hope we’ll remind ourselves that we’re more alike than we’re different, and at the end of the day, we’re all in it together.
So, let’s talk!