Today Jamie Ridler asks the question:
What do you wish to enjoy?
I wish to enjoy meaningful friendships with other women. In my life close friendships and time spent with other women, scratch that, other like-minded women with similar interests is very important. The need to just sit and sip tea and talk about life with a common interest and enthusiasm, and to have the comfort with each other to allow total informality. To go on mini-adventures together, laugh about our sagging boobs and graying hairs, reassure each other how hot we still are while shopping in the mall with all of those youngins, LOL!
I do believe I don't always allow myself to be totally open and available but, I also have had a hard time allowing myself to meet new and different people. There are a lot of like minded folks out in my community that are my age or so whom I know I would enjoy getting to know but then that fear of rejection or fear of being mis-understood creeps in. I spend too much time allowing people who just don't get me to speak into my life/world their views and understandings that often clash with my own. Which leaves me feeling inadequate and odd.
I allow myself from this point on to be happy in my skin and open and available to make new friends, meet new people and lead new adventures.
light and love