Monday, August 24, 2009
I am fascinated. I have limited myself for so long. Thinking I was open-minded yet shutting out the opposition. Limiting my friendships to those with my same mindset. Those living a life similar to mine and not too far "above" me. As "Theta Mom" commented on my blog post, "The Key to..."; there is a sisterhood among mothers. Short, tall, black, white, rich, poor, atheist, christian, pro-this, pro-that-we are women & mothers, lovers & friends. We all have a common ground.
Tonight I had a delightful dinner with my friend Sarah. We knew of each other from high school but our friendship began online. Little comments on facebook. Blurbs on Twitter. Getting to know each other day by day-online. I felt like I was going on a first date. Would we have anything to talk about in person? Within moments-we were off....talking for an hour straight before even ordering an appetizer. I love having reached an age where I am open to change. I have no need to be right. No pettiness. No competition over men, money or status. I am happy where I am. And this has opened the door to a whole new world.
Finding women who blog of faith while struggling to find my own. Reading stories of loss. Trying to fathom and appreciating what I am so very blessed to have. Trying to come to terms with letting myself down for so many years. Promises made to myself. I will forge ahead. I will be a better mother. A better friend. Make more time for myself & my partner. I will get that B.A. in Political Science & Public Administration. I will go to law school-even if it's with a walker. I am having one of those inspired moments where to want to accomplish everything. How about you? ~Queen Crazy Mum of Insanityville