Sunday Tea with Me

Sunday Tea with Me

I am so grateful to have a life that is rich in relationships with family and friends that bring me joy, support, connection and fun. That's why it's incredible for me to think that less than two years ago, I was completely dissatisfied with my social life.

It's not that I didn't have great family and friends then, but I didn't feel fulfilled or satisfied. I now realize that the missing element was my role in the relationships. I was completely passive and I was always waiting: waiting for someone to call me up to do something; waiting for someone to come up with a plan; or waiting for friends to be free. In addition, I was relying on a core group of a few people to fulfill my social needs and desires. I hadn't really expanded my network very much and I certainly wasn't putting effort into making new connections. I had my "people" and I was sticking with them. There were countless weekends that consisted of my couch, snacks and Netflix (I got real tight with Walter White). Don't get me wrong, that is still my idea of a pretty great weekend, but it's definitely not what I wanted to be doing all weekend, every weekend! I was totally stuck in a rut.

Silly Adults, Dreams Are For Kids

Silly Adults, Dreams Are For Kids

What do you want to be when you grow up? It's a question that kids are constantly asked. They dream up amazing jobs, adventures and plans for the future. They don't focus on how realistic or attainable these dreams are, they just know they want them.

Some of us decided to pursue our childhood dreams and have worked towards the vision we had as kids. Some of us decided that our childhood plans were unrealistic, unattainable or undesirable and chose to take other, seemingly more reasonable, paths. Regardless of how we got here, many of us are going along a path that we decided to take years ago.