Earlier this summer, I made a conscious decision to open myself to the universe.
I've been pretty closed off for the last few years. Kept myself to myself. While this is a safe route, it gets a little lonely. And I didn't always live this way. I decided it was time for it to stop.
So, I made a conscious decision to open myself up to the universe. Come what may. It started with inviting out a college friend for a visit. I put myself out there. And while we will just remain friends, I'm so glad I did it. You can't put yourself out there without risk.
Now I'm in the process of cultivating some wonderful friendships. One is with someone I've known for quite a few years, and she is just terrific, although she will blush when she reads this. We have been meeting up at the Farmer's Market quite a bit this summer, and she is fun, easy to hang out with, and becoming a good friend.
I also met, today, with one of my favorite professors from Cornell. I learned so much from here then. She was a great professor and a terrific mentor. After more years than I really care to acknowledge, we met today for coffee and had a wonderful time talking and catching up! And now, a new friendship to enjoy and cultivate.