here's the end of the st. paddy's day story. i'll make it short and sweet.
i spent the first part of the evening chatting with old friends...hit the wall of 'i don't like mingling. i'm uncomfortable, so i'm ready to go home", but then i saw a friend sitting out on the patio. i walked over, sat and talked with him for the rest of the evening...more like into the wee hours.
we've known each other for around 12 years. in my single years i dated one of his best friends. we were team leaders, so we worked together often.
we lost touch when i got married; however he's one of those people i always love to see. i get a little bit happier when he's around.
(side bar: in fact i had just read an article about this very feeling that morning. i think reading that article helped motivate me to get out and reconnect.)
well, my old buddy and i, we've been emailing a little bit..and i wonder if....maybe..something might develop.
how awkward to wonder if someone else feels the potential, too.
being out of the cave and in the sun can feel vulnerable, exciting and back to vulnerable...then back to exciting and vulnerable again.
i feel a tiny bit exposed. where's my fig leaf?