In this post about trust, I was writing mostly from the point of view of someone who is doing the trusting. Today, I thought about the other side of trust --- the side where you become someone's trusted individual.
As someone who works in the field of counselling/psychology, I realise that I get to be on that side a lot. Sure, not everyone who seeks a counselling/therapeutic relationship give complete trust. But, there is always that element there. And, even though it is part and parcel of the job, I always consider it a privelege when people open themselves up to me.
Outside the job spectrum, I continue to be humbled at the privelege of being trusted with personal details of individual's lives - be it in person or online.
In fact, I am amazed at just how much I've learned about the visitors and readers of this blog just through this simple experiment. So, even though I haven't had the chance to talk more about everyone who left messages just yet, please know that I have been reading your posts and introductions. And, I will get to them one by one.
And, to you who bare your innermost thoughts, feelings and experiences with me --- thank you. I do appreciate being welcomed in to your life. I am grateful for your trust .
Shai has been managing and blogging here at ShaiCoggins.com for 17 years. Here, she writes about creativity, productivity, and how to recharge for a better, happier lifestyle. She is the author of Today: Life Journal, Colour Bliss: Kaleidoscopes, and a little known children's book. A serial entrepreneur, Shai also currently runs Vervely.com, a boutique digital media agency offering online content, community, and conversion marketing services. Her blogging experience and digital work have been featured in various media, including being listed in Fast Company's "Most Influential Women in Technology" list. Originally from Manila, Shai lived in Singapore and the USA before moving to Australia with her British husband. They have two children, a pet bunny, and a rambunctious rescue Labrador.