|Heart as open as the sky.|
Like many people in this day and age, I’ve moved around a lot. Not as often as some people, but often enough to be all-too-familiar with starting over. And that’s okay.
What isn’t okay, however, is the attitude that I developed after all of those moves—the attitude of, “One of us is going to leave, so why even become friends?”
I voiced this idea at an important team meeting last summer, revealing that 1) I had issues and 2) I shouldn’t plan on having anyone write to me after that summer ended. I clearly didn’t want to invest in the team when I was with them, so why would I when were were apart?
I missed out on getting to know many quality people last summer, and have since learned the error of my ways.
Since last summer, I have chosen to re-open the gate of my heart and give friendships the opportunity to grow, even if only for a short time. In reality, every thing and every person in life is temporary, so it is wise to enjoy and be thankful for life as I have it right now. As I’ve learned to let my guard down in this way, I am better able to love others for who they are.
Steering clear of the Danger Zone.